Working Still


Working Still

Leeuwenhoek lens

could not identify particles

in the ladle,

from a fallen heart,

brutal moments

drawing out tissue

analyzing sections

beneath blade and syringe,

a tempered hand worked

isolating precise sections

of the nausea that riddled

mankind,

thick dark bile

leaking treachery

without the fleck of love,

that often appears,

embattled huddled with others,

discussions occurred

resolve mans heart

from it’s failings,

before that

which is revealed

absorbs mortal flesh

and it’s insistent coil

35 thoughts on “Working Still

  1. of the nausea that riddled
    mankind,thick dark bile
    leaking treachery
    without the fleck of love

    Rightly said Chris! We have to put up with all the treachery that afflicts mankind. It’s a cruel world out there! Love is a rare commodity!

    Hank

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  2. awesome write. Definitely up my alley. Love the impression I get of cold steel, defined cuts in the fabric-something in that mold. So many excellent lines in here, the opening line is perfect. leaking treachery, a tempered hand worked…some of my favorites here, and perfect ending too. Great read. Thanks

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  3. Hi and congrats as I have nominated you for the Lovely Blog award. Go to my site for more info should you need it. Keep writing. This poem is not exactly lovely but deep and harsh…well done in response to the artwork. Leanne

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