Corrugating in lines

Corrugating in lines

A Chapter by TLK

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The lonely form crowds on the street.  They collect at the corners, letting the whole world know of their silence.
Each face, whether young or old, regardless of ethnicity, despite their language, tells this fading story.  Mouths vibrates, tongues follow, a vast parade of emptiness.
These people have nobody and, so, slip through the cracks to end up collected at the edges of the drains.  Corrugating in lines that jag up and down like the teeth of a zipper: swarming, dispersing, only to form again.  Chased around by the wind, like so much chaff.
These people have nothing and, so, ask you what you have done for them.  What crime is it that they are thinking of?  Each time a shudder of revulsion at this injustice passes through the throng, it bangs louder.

Who have you forgotten?

Where are they now?



© 2012 TLK



Author's Note

TLK
Prose poetry.



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I find this to be a very well thought out piece about how we walk this earth and are perhaps forgotten and perhaps forget many others when thinking of ourselves and well I guess a great deal of other things.
I had to read it through twice to understand however I still enjoyed it because it is a piece of literature, rather than a story that when we read it, we do not have to think about the meaning.

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TLK

5 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read it twice.



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i feel so very small

Posted 4 Years Ago


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TLK

4 Years Ago

Be small with the rest of us.
Emily B

4 Years Ago

infinitely finite :)
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Pax
wow, profound and deeply thought out....just amazing...

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TLK

4 Years Ago

Heh, don't give me a big head now.
Pax

4 Years Ago

sorry...I'm just amaze with your work...
I find this to be a very well thought out piece about how we walk this earth and are perhaps forgotten and perhaps forget many others when thinking of ourselves and well I guess a great deal of other things.
I had to read it through twice to understand however I still enjoyed it because it is a piece of literature, rather than a story that when we read it, we do not have to think about the meaning.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TLK

5 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read it twice.
Corrugated cardboard meeting the elements...I love that metaphor. Once the boxed is warped, there is no more use for it. A classic piece I must say.

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TLK

5 Years Ago

Well, you certainly haven't forgotten me, friend. You reviewed this in like 5 mins! Thanks.
Kenneth The Poet

5 Years Ago

Not a problem at all. I will read more when I have a chance.

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