THE PIONEER'S PATH (COLLAB:  JACK AND KUBLA)

THE PIONEER'S PATH (COLLAB: JACK AND KUBLA)

A Poem by kublakhan27

The spiral staircase teeters on its polished axis
as I weave my way towards the furthest star
carbon copied desires on an unending page
rolled and stuffed in my back pocket, mapping
each pie slice step, counted and forgotten of
crusted blueberry footprints…crumbs
falling through the celestial cracks…

I know there is a fate
lazing on a teeter on the ridge
of purgatory's granular outskirts...
Unionized circumstances weren't as sick
of Sisyphus' superfluous entertainment
as enthusiastic for the pending volunteer
fastened to the snaking path
like a termite on his wooden travels.
I met him on the way up
leaning on his rock assaulting
blueberry pie with deprived teeth,
acknowledging me with a sneer of good luck,
enough of it to pad his respite from
the nine-tailed cat of time.

Yet I ignored his splintered grin
of oak stained smiles and pine needle piercings;
pushing the boundaries, bending the railing
till it suits the non-needed escape hatch;
calling out in broken syllables,
pleading in harmonic choirs,
challenging comet echoes to return and
lead me on my lonely quest…seeking
not what I must have
but what beckons in foreign tongue...
intrigue of distant realms
on laughing longitudes
and flat front latitudes,
collecting each dimension in boxes carved,
shattered and left along the wayside
weaving worm hole junctions in time.

Horizons have never been granted
permission from sight to consult
my sister senses.
With hoisted hands of outstretched fingers
I play the summit like a row of keys
that yield no melody.
The faraway mystery of nautical shelves
under abstract skies concede
to proximity's curiosity.
A climb has collapsed to a crawl...
the hitchhiking omens have hidden their flashlights,
and as sure as I am of an ultimate apex
aligning eye level,
the default settings of my past stay militant.
Will the focus of a straight-ahead glare
reincarnate my focus as an agent of purpose?
Or will the lack of scenery in fate's void
instigate a long-simmering rebellion of the senses
my eyes cannot win?
Sight is not equipped for simultaneous stare contests,
a reality I never learned astutely enough.
The scenery behind the horizons I've seen and shunned
rejected the colors that could have been goals...

© 2014 kublakhan27


Author's Note

kublakhan27
As of now, Jack has closed his account. I was not made aware of this until I wrote him to let him know I posted this...not sure what else to say at the moment...my friends continue to go MIA like clockwork...

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i really like this collaboration...we keep running away from what could be our goals, maybe because we are so afraid of failure.

the imagery cries out that it came from two superb poets.

hoping jack will be back...glad you posted this very interesting piece, Steve.

I'm not going anywhere. and he will be back.

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

I believe we are both dogged by the fear of failure, which is why we were able to make this piece ge.. read more



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My two favourite poets come together as one, what could a girl want? Haha, you guys really aced this one... alot of meaning, especially when you read behind the lines and really rip the poem apart.

The imagery was fantastic, I am speechless... You've left me speechless. Both of you have.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

5 Years Ago

Haha I was waiting for you to discover this one Noodlebop...this is the only collab we've ever produ.. read more
s y e

5 Years Ago

I am so behind it's unreal. I decided to have a little while where I just review you and try to catc.. read more
There's so much going on in this piece, so many creative images to interpret, like a glorious puzzle. The read takes thought, much as the write surely did. Each stanza brings a sense of "What is next, and when will it get here?" A frustration so easily felt by the human soul. A great collaboration from two gifted poets.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much Rita, I know Jack thanks you as well...it probably took us about a week to put this t.. read more
I know this place:

I know there is a fate
lazing on a teeter on the ridge
of purgatory's granular outskirts...

I killed fate in my last poem perhaps I'll push her over the edge. I like the colors that could have been goals. Goals are funny things, they are the prize at the end of the obstacle course and reaching them is often a convoluted journey and by the time we get there the goals have changed. This is a great collaboration you two. We push that rock again and again and we just hope it's the last time we'll have to do it. I can't decide if I relate more to Sisyphus or Tantalus. Great poem thanks for sharing it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

So glad you enjoyed it and related to it my friend...the lines you've referenced are mine so no surp.. read more
icelandicblue

6 Years Ago

He sent me an pm saying goodbye so not sure what's happening but at least he left us with your great.. read more
The power of words from two very talented poets is expressed throughout this piece. Took several reads to grasp the full meaning behind the words, nonetheless I enjoyed it immensely. Very well done, you too. As for Jack...hope to see our dear friend back in due time.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much my dear friend...I think it even took us a while for this one to sink in haha Jack of.. read more
"The spiral staircase teeters on its polished axis
as I weave my way towards the furthest star
carbon copied desires on an unending page
rolled and stuffed in my back pocket, mapping
each pie slice step, counted and forgotten of
crusted blueberry footprints…crumbs
falling through the celestial cracks…"

These words said so much to me about writing and the unending journey that it is all about...Great poetry. I compliment you and Jack the good read.


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much Divya, I'm glad that this one spoke to you...it is a meaningful piece for Jack and I.
Sounds like goals that can't be maintained, and two extremely frustrated poets...this one takes a few reads to grasp its full potential. Nice job you two.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

I never like singling out my parts of a collab, but the goals theme was brought to the piece by me. .. read more
Yet I ignored his splintered grin
of oak stained smiles and pine needle piercings;
pushing the boundaries, bending the railing
till it suits the non-needed escape hatch;


Kubla you are a genius with the power of words
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Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much Anand...the words you've referenced are in fact Jack's words...as a collab I share al.. read more
carbon copied desires on an unending page
rolled and stuffed in my back pocket, mapping
each pie slice step,

Imagery can't get better. bravo!! .. bravo!!.. bravo !!
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Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much Anand :)
Wonderful poem, really strong. I'm sure jack'll be back soon with some great poetry

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

So glad you enjoyed it...Jack will always write great poetry, it is other aspects in his life that n.. read more
Another great piece of work, but what I find intriguing--besides your sensational talent--is how well you collaborate as a poet. I've now read several of your pieces that you've co-created with a variety of other talented writers. Your voice is always integrated without ever being a shadow or diminishing the light of another. Now that is something I find remarkable and rare!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the kind words FP...there are really only two people I've collaborated with, and .. read more

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Tags: spiral, desires, forgotten, footprints, fate, purgatory, circumstances, Sisyphus, travels, boundaries, lonely, quest, time, horizons, senses, climb, colors, goals

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Nova Scotia, Canada



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