EpiphanyA Poem by Kaliou
Autumn's foliage abandons the tress to populate the concrete,
Transforming it's grey surface into a vibrant orange immensity.
The black sky covers the city like an opaque veil,
Not leaving a single star to shine as it would.
And the rain incessantly drizzles,
And the streets are bare,
And humanity is misplaced.
The silent darkness mutes everything it surrounds -
I hear nothing but my weak and hesitant breath.
I am not well.
It is three thirty in the morning and I want to die here, on the sidewalk.
Transcending into non-existence.
Tranquility and Desperation are borderlines,
Anguish and Ecstasy are contiguous.
Both permeate my disposition, which at this exact instant,
Is as irregular as my heartbeat.
Between void and fullness,
Only theatre succeeded in filling the gap.
Still, in my semi-conscious state,
Lucidity appeared to be surprisingly noticeable.
I have never been so aware of my body,
The numbness eliminated the muddy wall that clouded my vision,
It put me in a dissociative state,
Separating consciousness from physicality,
Transporting me into the role of the spectator.
So there I stood, suddenly struck by the realization that to overcome the sickness that kept me from conceiving the true and endogenous reflection of which I was,
I had to live in an altered state,
Insensitive to whatever it may be.
And so, it was.
© 2011 Kaliou
Added on May 18, 2011
Last Updated on May 18, 2011
AboutI am a Scorpio, I am Sarcastic, I am a Sadist. I am an emotional masochist. I study theater, I find refuge in acting. I am musically Intellectual, I am a film addict more..
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