it floats

it floats

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

sometimes, it just does float

"
"Sometimes it floats,"
SHH
It'
s
you.
Pennywise
must have known you
personally ...



lobotomy

Scraping at what's left
of my love for something
that was always a lie.
Poking holes in my fragile
piece of mind --
enlisting an army of memories
to push just the right buttons.
negotiation ceases to be an option
when the enemy refuses
to put down his weapon.
so hell bent on winning,
he forgot he isn't a king,
and children are not pawns.


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You aren't all that.

"I will bury you,
reduce you to tears
just with my words."

I am paraphrasing, mind you,
it's been a while since I have actually
listened to one of your diatribes.

You are still the same.
attempting to bury me in Arial type face,
menacing me in Times New Roman ...

...But You
are not the You
you once were...

all encompassing
enthralling
exciting
then ever so slowly
exsanguinating --
we became
mere existence
extraneous
to the new him
who swallowed
the you
and spat out the
leftovers
unceremoniously
exiled
to the he.


© 2018 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
* First poem references Stephen King's IT --
yes, piece of mind is intentional in second poem

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This was wonderful. You led the reader to many places and many thoughts. I liked the use of Stephen King's "It'. I liked the honest tone and directness of your words. Thank you Lyn for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Sweet. Thank you so much for your review
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I enjoyed the poem and you are welcome Lyn.
Interesting collection of observations, seemingly related becuz of a running theme of bad relationship experiences perhaps? I honestly do not follow the first one, but I love the ingenious idea of the second one. Lobotomy is such a bizarre concept to begin with & it resembles what can happen in a twisted relationship. The third one is so relatable & it’s creative to mention typeface to suggest written communications. The last one is notable becuz of your wordplay on the “e” words. Perfect complex word selections to pump up the drama (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

She still stops in once in awhile. These are older writes, but it is fun to catch the ones you miss.. read more
barleygirl

3 Years Ago

You are a great friend to many here Jon!
Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

hey yes, thanks. the first is an ode to Stephen King's It, so it is very specific to that. Thanks fo.. read more
Hmmm- mind can be gruesome and unkind- if occupied by the darkness of demons and dancing deities - deep, scary in truth- many avoid to believe- love the way you wrote this and set it up🌹

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate the time
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

3 Years Ago

Pleasure is mine🌹
All four of these tie together very well, KL. They tell a heart wrenching story and they tell it well. Goodwrite

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

I so appreciate your visit and review.
"exiled to the he" i love it! when our demon fears take on a physical shape they do us a favor as those of the mind can be so much more the "trickster" ..yet we all will face them one way or another .. when we understand it is our own fear that gives them power is the wondrous beginning of their end .. :) myself and my children have read and re-read "It" many times and when the movie came out we were all glued to the set .. he is a horrific clown for sure ...the story so unsettling that even a victorious ending seems insufficient .. as fears do linger ..don't they!? :}
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you for going back a bit and taking the time.
Control is what drives punks like him...lobotomy, damn that's sublime. Ana said it all. R xo

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Yes, of course. thank you. I like sublime.
You're stronger than him, every time he lashes out its out of fear. Fear he can't control you.
Plus he's a jerk.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

You summed up this rather pesky floater rather nicely, thanks!
Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

''Twas my pleasure. :)
They all tell a story of struggles and survival, lobotomy, I can relate to that verse.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate it.
Superb KL. How they were and how they are, without the rose tinted's on. If only we realised earlier those damn glasses were stuck to our faces all that time. :)
Liked the pennywise reference too :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

thank you. Yes and some things like sh IT keep floating to the surface.:)
I love Stephen King and "It" was a terrifying read ( yes I admit to keeping the lights on when I went to bed...)
"it's dark down here"... I liked your comparison of that "Clown" and the "he" who took advantage and has caused you pain... very appropriate comparison both monsters feeding on you... and too I think of the defeat of both and the liberating feeling... remember in the book (and TV movie) she comes back to herself as they were riding that bike, free wheeling down that long steep hill going like crazy.... like they were free!!! I felt this gust of cool air rushing past my face as I read your poem KL... and I felt happy !!! hopefully that "piece" of mind will become a peace of mind.... ;0)

oh and yes I loved the poem too KL... lol

redzone

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

I am glad you got the comparison. Thank you.
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Just put the book in the freezer, lol.

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