Cue

CUE

Deep breath …
And …
Dive …

Cue: Fish
Swimming along alone
Unwittingly … Alarmingly … Lost
In some pea soup or other
Cue: Foghorns

(Cue: Definition
“Anything said or done
On or off stage, that is followed
By some specific line or act”)

Cue: Some moment designated: LOVE
Containing its own built-in distress
Statutory though … So no blame then
And with also some kind of kindness
Inserted just to be on the safe side
As Spring springs to life past Winter
Hmmm … Seems time to learn to listen to learn from Nature

As seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, whole lives
Slip by missed since busy spent seeking top marks
Spent forging on from nought to zero and back
For where’s the harm? Where’s the harm?
After all, after all, what’s zero after all
But the ground from whence all …

Hearts grow cold, a cold unnoticed
Hearts go to seed, to lockstep
Lockstep, lockstep, lockstep
From here and now to eternity
Nowhere now forever forever
Unnoticing the Eternity
Already here

Drowning in a homegrown madhouse
TVnRADIO busy busy busy working
Busy bent normalising the unforgivable
Exuding daily an utter absence of gorm
So good to have a friend though
Even if it is kind of imaginary

Children knew what those are all about
Before some way or another forgetting
Alas a loss alas a loss alas a loss
Brightness of eye now bedimmed yet body
Not yet quite hunted to extinction
Has and retains a mind of its own

Descended from apes
… Just not very far
… And not always in the right direction
Sheep bleat, mumble
“Don’t push at the back there”
An immodest silence
Opens and closes

Stuck fast twixt yes or no, cheese or chalk
Meaninglywhile preferring another option
A timeless walleyed stare into the abyss
Doomed to this personal threshold

Deep breath …
And …
Dive …

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 58.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/10/10/weekly-writing-challenge-58/

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on June 28, 2018, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Very much enjoyed this verse of yours…engendered a number of thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • That’s nice to hear. I’ve been working at it for a few weeks on and off. A lot has changed, including the title. It’s quite a while since anything like this came my way.

      Like

  2. underwhelmed
    overwhelmed
    somewhere

    in between

    is found
    the answer
    to what

    surrounds us

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very nicely crafted and shaped — and musical/rhythmical!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Amazing, Ben. To be read many times, many times, I’ll be back! (Am going to print this one out!)

    Liked by 2 people

  5. outstanding effort
    of heart & mind ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Absolutely wonderful write, Ben, that invites more than one reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

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