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


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 4 Months Ago


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Einstein Noodle

4 Months 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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I felt a sense of loss and regret after reading this. Something blind/something evil seems to describe an awful lot these days. Great poem

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

hello adornocousin! nice to meet you! thank you for finding me pages and reading this one .. yes .. .. read more
Wow, this is moving really, I enjoyed this

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

you are blessing me so much with your visiting .. thank you again! as you know some poems are closer.. read more
We become conquerors in United. Good and inspirational

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

what an interesting comment hayzed! thank you for the visit and nice to meet you ... would you expan.. read more
Scattered!

It's a great word for the human experience. Given the kaleidoscopic nature of earthly experiences, we couldn't be anything even if we tried.

I often have these fears myself. Trepidation and trembling! Deep seated fears that come to the fore in the half-asleep, partially wakeful state so this poem was greatly relatable to me.

These words are powerful reflectors of the deep-seated apprehensions in the psyche. The fear of facing an end with a question looming still - 'what was the point' Just superb!

The paintbrush strokes of life, the impressions you leave on this page are so telling of the human experience. Our failings, the places we go and things we see in life, they remain with us as it ends. I took so much away from your words today. Thanks!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

wow ... couldn't ask for more from a read .. thanks so much for taking time to soak it in and think .. read more
Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

I will be coming back for more. Appreciating your poetry much. :) My pleasure sir.
I think humans are scattered by default. Problems arise when we condition that default and attempt to organise the randomness of being. The emotional connections threaded through this are so articulate. To be human is to fear certain things, the unknown and the known at times :) The uncertainties do invade or consume the certainties and certain days sometimes. Some incredibly striking imagery in this piece E, loss of connection, aloneness, ears no longer accepting of the what mays, whys or hows. This shall linger with me a while today...you write some mood/life changing poetry E...truly :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you once again for your visit and time .. so happy this drew you in .. it is one of those pers.. read more
Mesmerizing piece!
'sublime fertilization of the mind and heart'
This line tangled my thoughts with its sheer deliciousness!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months 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

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


gram linski

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

thanks Ken ... yeah! a lot of reaching ;) glad you find something worthwhile in it .. i think this w.. read more

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