reflections

Revolutions Per Minute #Revisited

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Like water unmanaged,

Versatile and formless

I seep through the threshold of 

Existential questions, a diverse set of wavelengths

Causation: a portion of my being,

Conjuring the unpredictable.

As my vessel traverses through

The coldest winters you unload,

My spirit and soul orbit around my casing,

R-P-Ms range from here to there

Circular motions from my ethereal form,

Making rounds at the centre; my core, 

Drenched, in heavenly light.

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Art by:  ryky

 

Wheel

 

 

Spectrum -_-_- Consciousness

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A simple, delicate kiss, from those sweet lips

Proceeds to be that which gives

A lapse to cognitive functions;

For but a second, what follows, besides

A Kickstarter to, perhaps, the most persistent

Stream of thoughts; coiling, concentric circles

Around me, like an asteroid belt,  

Overwhelming but enticing.

 

What they see as just another piece

Is to me, another window

They fail to peek through,

We, as poets, do not just write, no,

No… it’s not that simple bystander,

We open gateways to a new universe.

 

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Art by: ryky

 

Commit

 

//Good//Bye ()

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*Final piece for this () series of poems*

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Benefits of tonal shifts

The pressure encapsulating my heart

Dispersed, harnessed and reversed

From a dark pigment to an everlasting glow.

*

If I am to continue, on this journey

Darkness volleyed my way …

Love is all I need strive to return

From my end of the court, to yours.

*

To be who I need to be,

I need to acknowledge; let go,

The phantom pain…

We were not meant to be

And that’s alright… 

We embrace love in different ways

And hate you, I will not, instead

I will reflect on our triumphs;

Our cherished moments.

*

Unveiling my humanity, a rare sight to see

But, for you, I will

“You meant a lot to me

Good-bye …”

For real this time.

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

Relieved

Bye ()

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… And just like that

It ended.

*

Addicted, she was

To balancing the hearts of men

Pushed her luck

Off a cliff, attempting to unearth

A combination

From her many slaves

That could equate to the weight of mine.

*

… Ambitious …

For I am not just a man

Hieroglyphics from doors long sealed hide

The key to that which defines

Me… purge the thought of witnessing

My reflection in the mirror

For there is not more than one me.

*

Consider this an exorcism

Of all I restrained,

As I waved good-bye.

 

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

 

Blossom

 

Bracket ()

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Shielded from the worst

The sphere had to offer,

Except inevitable eventualities;

Departing the outlier,

Her warm embrace.

“You set ablaze live embers,

You constellate and design star formations”

 She said that of me,

So vehemently

So much so,

I started to believe it too.

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

 

Create

 

Bet ()

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Purity,

In her you unearth consistency

Reliability, self-knowledge

Heightened awareness for evil

When you commit,

Second nature to call you out,

For she is conditioned not to tolerate

That which is destined to be banished.

 

Impurity, gear up

For unpredictability

Like giving your heart to the 6th side of a dice;

Each day is a roll, a gamble, swerves abound 

“Blessed” with curvature, counterweight to all logic

A seductress, Leaving you

As powerful as she wants you to think 

Consistently inconsistent, except

Where it doesn’t matter; you heard me right …

Self-preservation, impure motivations,

Entail you are disposed of

As soon as you outlive your usefulness.

 

– Original-Dante ©2017

 

Photograph by: incolor16

Align ()

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Driven by a natural high,

Results, of life’s veritable puzzle

Attempts at solving the unsolvable

Giving up is a singularity field

Easy to be pulled in,

Sucked into a bottomless pit,

A vessel with no host, existing, but not living

Resist; 

For when have we ever settled

For anything less

Than that which we deserve?

– Original-Dante ©2017

Photograph by: incolor16