Monday, June 1, 2015

Self-eviction


photo by ben tesch


I keep my skin
                              lo(o)se
ready to leave it
                              at a moment's
notice.



13 comments:

  1. this made me think of matthew 16,25 a bit... a good thing to carry the skin rather lo(o)se - ready to give and let go...

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  2. Easier to escape oneself that way! Smiles.

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  3. Snaky. I like the way you turned the title on its head by sticking "Eve" in the beginning of the second word, followed by an "ic[k]," I surmise.

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  4. If we can exit our own limitations, that is pretty great. I'm not always a fan of weird parentheses! But these work here--thank you. k.

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  5. easier to fly the celestial planes when the skin isn't so tight..reaching for that higher dimension of self..

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  6. I like the way this bounces back and forth between the left and right. For me, it creates a separate poem on the left: "I keep my skin, ready to leave it ... not ice." So it seems like maybe there's an internal battle going on between someone who wants to keep their skin, but also to either let it go or give it away, depending on the particulars of the story. Ice would preserve it, but here, it is not iced. So there must be a dying of sorts taking place. Or maybe it says "not eyes" instead. Ready to leave the skin but not the eyes. There are so many things that could be going on here. Oh, now I just saw "I keep my skin, lose moments ..." which is also a mini-poem within a mini-poem.

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  7. The scariest part is the loose part. We all have a reason to leave... Very good.

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  8. To keep oneself unrestricted and open to change... Very clever!

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  9. Oh I love this!!! Though perhaps not the intended direction having Dissociative Disorder I really connect with this

    mindlovemisery

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  10. I hope I can when I need to ~ Love the play of loose word ~

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  11. I love that this title almost has the word "selfie" in it. It cracks me up every time I read it because it leads me to consider what a "selfie-V-iction" would entail. And how many shots would that take to get the right angle?

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