Scattered

Scattered

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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Scattered
the steps are timid and trembling
treads and risers as mismatched as candelabra in the ghetto
there is a swirl of black pearl there
beyond the edge of the world
                                                  it drops off.
certain hearts shrink for the fear of things
others excite
they are special people ... faith .. or some wild recklessness
                                                   it drops off.
Something Blind; Something Evil
A plan was laid in rock and root today.
one more day just like yesterday
but now now now now now now    ...  dust has changed everything
changed the floor, the mantle
changed on the tops of picture frames 
hanging there on the walls
changed the air and black pearl swirl ...........changed everything
i woke up with the same dread of 
loosing my connection with God and myself
dread fears of taking my last breath and
gazing with last eyes
missing ....missing the sight and line of 
forgiveness ..... missing the point
suspicion like derechos blasting canopy and solid ground
                ...... missing the leveling
ozone scent ... sweet pickle dimple
sublime fertilization of the mind and heart .. lifting
like important information through the shredder
chrome metalflake in back velvet
tacky hotel.
she tip toe'd and
he spent his time striving to
curl his toes around her. 
not much of a future really
so grey and purple when
listening goes to stone and
ears' drumming brakes instead of dawn.
cream color requires dire scrubbing. 
how can i fit into your still small voice?
it keeps it hiding under the bed
forgotten not;
but in waiting while dust swirls and black pearl winds 
are a desert.
03/02/2020
E.

© 2020 Einstein Noodle


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Author's Note

Einstein Noodle


"Derechos: Spanish for “straight ahead,” ..storms producing winds in a straight line that knock down trees and buildings in the same direction from storms that produce rotating winds that cause tornadoes. A derecho storm system is also distinctly wide and fast-moving, causing wind damage for more than 250 miles(larger than the diameter of most hurricanes),with gusts pushing faster than 58 mph along most of its length."

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This is a heart-moving poem. I'm like Dave B . . . glad to read a complex & nuanced poem that actually plucks my strings instead of leaving me baffled! As a recovering perfectionist, I can say there's much to be said about embracing our scattered tendencies. If we humans weren't so likely to be scattered, we wouldn't work so hard to be control freaks. This is what it looks like when we finally learn to embrace the scatter . . . to love how the pieces never fit . . . to still enjoy fitting the pieces together anyway. You use stunningly sweeping imagery to show all the ways we feeble humans bumble along, despite our dumb universal act like we're in charge here, which fools nobody. This is such memorable writing:
"i woke up with the same dread of
loosing my connection with God and myself
dread fears of taking my last breath and
gazing with last eyes"

and so much more! But I've got to go plant me some tamaters & squash! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

luv you babe! truly do :) thank you for reading and i am so grateful you went along with the scatter.. read more



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Mesmerizing piece!
'sublime fertilization of the mind and heart'
This line tangled my thoughts with its sheer deliciousness!

Posted 1 Day Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Day Ago

oh Sharon! God bless you for your encouragement ... and for reading ... i am happy you found somethi.. read more
I like the many faces and some distortion in the artwork, it suits beautifully to the poem, things unexpectedly seen in strange places, the mind losing its reason in fear; and yet fear breeds overthinking.
What a gem of a mindbender this poem is :)

Posted 5 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Days Ago

thanks Stella! its nice to connect a bit when time goes by ... we have so many places to visit here .. read more
Love the colour and chaos of your chosen artwork Mr E. That image in your text of candelabra in a ghetto is so strong, it will stay with me for sometime. Beyond the edge of the world it drops off. Your lines really dig deep on the emotions. Particularly relevant in the current climate. Your poem evoked feelings of fear, it was quite an unsettling read. As unsettling as where we currently are with this pandemic and the death it brings. The feelings of being out of control, when I like order. The loss of freedom. Such brilliant lines. Can be read on many different levels. All your readers will interpret your lines in their own way. All good wishes. Take good care of you.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

thank you so much, Christine ... your comments are so encouraging to me .. i feel validated and hum.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Oh yes Mr E. There is chaos certainly. Let there be love and more love, and some more for added meas.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Days Ago

yes! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
powerful, emotional, poem, E, with the storm clouds tossing emotions in the air, and the ache, the poetry and deep impact this poem gives me, I can't express, so will just say f*****g loved this

Posted 1 Week Ago


gram linski

1 Week Ago

keep coming back and reading this, man, E this is one of the finest I have read in a while,
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

you are very kind..thank you sir! peace and joy and the top o' the mahrnin' to ya!
gram linski

1 Week Ago

top 'o the morning back at ya, E,
Such an intelligent and yet heartfelt poem. The list of emotions covered here is long but by no means is the poem to much. It flows and reaches so many peak layers. Not at all scattered in my humble view. Profound and yet supremly beautiful. Nuff said.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

thanks Ken ... yeah! a lot of reaching ;) glad you find something worthwhile in it .. i think this w.. read more
Same like my writing. I cannot complete understand of your creation. But you have quiet magic way with words. I wonder if you ever read Terry Pratchett. Cause you got simulate ways of expressions . This is looks to me like some dark fantasy with real experience of human. Certainly i feel something is happening and moving. I am not sure what maybe i get my daily dope of LSD. So i wish this trip will not stop. But nevermind it's over now. Maybe i will return for another trip at tommorow . All the best and be save.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

yep! ...... i also try to challenge me self with classic forms now and again ... just to keep a foot.. read more
Persona of emotional dysregulation

1 Week Ago

I member I saw one graffiti on the wall long time ago. There was title with feet on the ground and w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

:))))))))))) you two my friend!
We live each day and wonder "Is that all there is?" We ask unanswerable questions and as we get older, the questions become a bit more scary. Personally, my belief in a greater power has slimmed down to a silk thread at this point. I enjoyed the stream of consciousness and the honesty in this one, E. You bare your soul. Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

yes ... parts of this especially are personal ... and who other than Lydia, especially, would know i.. read more
E., it's good to see a relatively new one from you. I obviously missed seeing this for a while. This one might be beyond my reach. I read it twice.

I get a stream of consciousness and the human brain's incessant striving to bring order from chaos, if only in the mind. You've triggered all our senses in this poem and transported us to an unsettling place. I think I'd be dizzy in this environment, trying to focus on what's happening in front of me. Scattered is the ideal word for what I take from this poem. As a control freak, this would be hell for me, though a masterfully crafted poem. Great artwork and music, too.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

ahahahah well Mr. Control ... i am doubly happy you took time to wrestle the chaos :)))) thanks so m.. read more
R.E. Ray

3 Weeks Ago

You’re welcome, sir.
We can't go on forever and when the road ends we must be grateful, but our mind never stops, though it may confuse our future journey with memories.
The human is a complex animal, never ever completely happy, and the search for the holy grail just seems to last forever. Maybe that is the joke of life, we all search for what isn't there, but just in case it is we'll continue. Liked this, Einstein.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your time and thoughts on this Paul .. i am grateful for our continued Cafe' friendshi.. read more
Paul Bell

3 Weeks Ago

The spark hopefully will go on for a long time yet.
Told summer's around the corner, that usu.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

yes it is sir .... starting to open both eyes ... tho cold and rainy here in AR ... the forest is sh.. read more
Something Blind; Something Evil
A plan was laid in rock and root today.
one more day just like yesterday
but now now now now now now ... dust has changed everything
changed the floor

just one of the many parts
of this exceptional piece
I like..can we ever figure
this life of ours out..the why's
where's and when did this happen

dust swirls with black pearl winds"
another line I love..the stone
hardness of harsh realities.the
fear we feel in the end..dim
outlook seeing that only darkness
prevails so dense and opaque
which our eyes and ears have
tuned out..an intense piece here
thoughts are fearful and scattered
to the winds of time..

nice work E





Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

gosh Fran Marie .. and i really mean that .. gosh .. i am humbled out of words to respond .. your re.. read more
  Fran Marie

3 Weeks Ago

you re. s o very welcome

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