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Steady Stream (Scream) of Consciousness

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Will I find the dream again? Somewhere in this new realm reeking of reality? I feel like I’m treading on the nothings of my days. Guilty of nothing. Achieving nothing. Feeling everything but nothing. Watching moments pass shamelessly into nothingness. Is that a word? I don’t even write this way. Horizontal thoughts wishing to waterfall once more. At least I’ve kept my not so subtle sense of alliteration throughout the aberration. Alas (what?) my poetic skin is paling, failing. Hmm…internal rhyme intact and that is whacked. Maybe I should slam. These words are not my jam. Who am I?

 

 

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20 responses »

  1. Oh you bring the current time of nothing and everything happening alive… I feel we are at a stage of waiting where even the dreams run on repeat.

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  2. “Horizontal thoughts wishing to waterfall once more.” I love that. The way poetry just finds its own rhythm at times.

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus

    “Scream of Consciousness” indeed. I really like this stream, this ride, this read.I liked “I’m treading on the nothings of my days”, and “Horizontal thoughts wishing to waterfall once more”, and the fun you had with internal rhymes, and the self-deprecation.

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  4. Nice sound and sense in the repetition of thoughts of “nothing”.

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  5. Your verbalizing what so many are feeling right now hurts but helps us to see we are not alone in it. The ache is felt acutely here. “Horizontal thoughts wishing to waterfall once more” synopsizes it so well.

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  6. Being confined for long periods makes our minds do funny things. I love your post!

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  7. Life at the best of times is filled with uncertainty. Perhaps we don’t think about it as much as we are now.

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  8. This is so relatable! Great picture that you chose, too.

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  9. I think these words are, in fact, a horizontal waterfall, flowing as they seek direction, doing so en masse as they try to fall into place – which they do. Enjoyed!

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  10. Arcadia Maria

    I think you captured what many are feeling at this time. Nicely done.

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  11. Beverly Crawford

    Nothingness. It seems, closeted in our homes, we sometimes feel we’ve lost our sense of purpose and are suspended in limbo waiting for it to return.

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  12. Nothing seems to be all we have right now. Well said. (K)

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  13. I am with Carol, this is a great line, “Horizontal thoughts wishing to waterfall once more.” It fits in with the idea of being imbalanced. I can really relate to your poem. This is an interesting time.

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  14. I love how you enter the stream of consciousness “I don’t even write this way” and end with “Who am I?” Such a delightful meandering, like a river, reflecting back to yourself even as your words flow.

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  15. kaykuala

    Nothing and nothingness tug at the creative juices lying dormant in wait crying out to act to be productive. You’ve said it Mish!

    Hank

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  16. I really identified with your words. I too am writing in forms I haven’t used before. My words are all disjointed but I can relate to that desire to cram them all into together in a block. It’s a good question – who am I? – I ask myself that too.

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  17. I like the internal rhyme and wordplay in the title, Mish, and the way the sounds of the title echo through the poem, in ‘dream’, ‘reeking of reality’, ‘achieving’, ‘feeling’ and so on. I love that you have played with that in ‘internal rhyme intact and that is whacked’ and oh, those horizontal thoughts!

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  18. This stream is very poetic for such dampening of our spirits but I like the internal rhyme and it being whacked and hopefully our spirits will not be in such a jam. It is hard to write when all around there is suffering and nothing much to do. I am lucky but the days are dragging now without the presence of others.

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  19. I think ‘nothing’ is the sense and feeling we get during these strange and unsettling times. Interesting write.

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