Morphine Blues and Rainbows

Morphine Blues and Rainbows

A Poem by Michael Handel
"

mind-spit at 2 in the morning.

"

 

 

Creeping pleasure crawls.

creeps upwards over

    razorblade skies

Sunshine, absent the sun,

In collusion with collision,

hang-ropes, rainy birthdays

of dead-stars, touched,

celebrated a million-million

    miles a way

Ancient, beautiful, androgeny,

silver-lined clouds, corpse

complected love loss in

   bathroom stalls

Wreaks of death

given to the shoreline

as a parting gift

   dances, dances, dancing

W***e-monger of the real black arts

Rogers was wrong...death is taxes(a version)

and I cheat every Spring

"Hey! Look East, Indigo runs West-ward!"


© 2008 Michael Handel



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Now this is poetry at it's finest in my opinion. There is much more than just words here. Everything links together almost effortlessless but with effort at the same time. if that makes sense.
As I read this poem over and over it strikes me as something you would find in some famous book of poetry. So so obscure .. I love it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This is amazing; first off it has flow, second off it has rhythm, third off it has strong imagery, and, possibly most importantly of all with this kind of work, it's not just a lot of pretty-sounding blabla, it actually has a meaning when you think about it. Not to mention its originality and the style in which it's written, which I quite like.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Now this is poetry at it's finest in my opinion. There is much more than just words here. Everything links together almost effortlessless but with effort at the same time. if that makes sense.
As I read this poem over and over it strikes me as something you would find in some famous book of poetry. So so obscure .. I love it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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I love how all of this is interconnected, yet each bit of it stands alone. This will be a good example to me in my poetry.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is perfect. I seriously love the style of this. every word of every line just feels strangely perfect together, like a collage of different emotions.

cant wait to read the rest of your stuff

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was quite an interesting poem.

I do not believe it was, as you put it, stupid. I think it had some off the wall qualities to it, but that's what makes it so interesting, so involved.

As for Kristina-witha-K's review, I have heard that poem and I agree with her.. This is slightly reminiscent of that.

Nice work! Thanks for sharing..

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

If I could channel any famous poet it would be Dorthy Parker... ... ... biting edgy wit, sadness, and funny every once in a while. One of my favorites....

"Resume" by Dorthy Parker
Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Love her....

You know... when "Indigo runs West-ward!" it's headed straight for me... and they like to call this "Sunny Socal," hmmm, it is somedays.

I want to know what Payne said about death? Enlighten me because www. is not cooperating.

Have a great day

Kristina....witha-K



Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Michael Handel
Michael Handel

Philadelphia, PA



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