A Poem by ScaryTrees

i cannot levitate anymore
the way that i used to

i would glide all around the house
silent and without effort

sometimes i would surprise friends
hovering outside dining room windows

there was revenge against the pigeons
served up warm after too much fiber

good views were abundant floating high
over concerts and overcrowded events

i often rescued mrs. johnson's orange cat
from the top of the the big oak tree

i never abused this talent of mine
by thievery or peeping at mr. callahan's daughter

my method of transportation was green as
my travels created no significant emissions

so the hampering of this ability was
unexpected and disconcerting at least

perhaps a matter of over encumbrance?
now i sit here naked on crooked floorboards

my eyes closed tight and face pinched
in rapt concentration

still i remain earthbound and confounded
and sad and and bewildered because

i cannot levitate anymore
the way that i used to

© 2011 ScaryTrees

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How cool would that be....ever since I heard that if you were invisible you would be blind, I now think that levitating may be much better. This was an odd and awesome write...the way it was written was with a seriousness that made the outcome very sad, and the encumberance line was good. Loved RTay Bradbury style feeling to this. Good job.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


I did not take this to be literal, but figurative. At any rate, an interesting write.

Posted 5 Years Ago

A great poem. Very easy to imagine. Very nice.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I like this one. There's a feeling of madness about it. Gentle madness, but definitely strange. I might be way off target but that's how it strikes me. Perhaps it's the 'sitting naked on crooked floorboards that does it. I like that touch.

Posted 5 Years Ago

This is such a great write and your talent is visible in this write...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Your words are so beautifully expressed and powerfully delivered. I really love this one

Posted 5 Years Ago

I f*****g love this. I needed to read something good today.

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Perhaps you could learn to levitate again if you close your eyes and imagine the fog of disbelief giving way to the light of imagination? A curious and compelling work to be sure. Most enjoyable!

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can't help but think of the word "levity" when I read this...is that just me? I suppose as titled "the reader" I am allowed to mix the work with my own reality...hope you don't mind (bows reverently). As we go through life's experiences, if we truly feel and pay attention, we can never again quite regain the levity we once had. A great read and a mind tickler.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Such a clever write love, truly amazing! All the things they have witnessed, what a thing! To be able to do so and experience things only the self would know...such desperation when that gift goes away!
I love this!

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on July 1, 2011
Last Updated on July 1, 2011



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