Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mistress of hoarding


I have been piling up apples in the desk,
and pencils and papers and hair and glass
and everything that passes on the line
of my sight and everything that touches me

The act is not an accident of my brain
nor do I like not being well formed,
its not even any bond that carves itself
out of my skin but

For this world, I am the mistress
and everything here nails itself to me.
I accept the parameters and I am loyal
to every eye that stares at me
and every letter that is written to me.

The wood is being hoarded by the termites,
there is a silent hollowness though-
both are adjusting with each other,
sitting with me.

Posted for Magpie Tales

15 comments:

Kathe W. said...

This resonated with me- sometimes things/letters just adhere to us regardless of what we know should be done

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Sitting with me, the wood and the termites =)

Awesome!

My possessions are left to be burnt, in the fire I'll burn in, and the ashes will form the fewer letters, that would carry me away.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Kay said...

goodness...this is fab-u-lous!!..x

zongrik said...

everything in our world does nail to ourselves, and we have to let go of the negative

painting details

Heaven said...

An interesting title for an lovely poem. I specially like "everything here nails itself to me" ~ Enjoyed this ~

Brian Miller said...

Interesting the choice of everything nailing to you…accepting your position as well…the termites are an interesting touch as well…pulling away from you as the mistress to the surroundings and them becoming comfortable with you…

Old Ollie said...

hoarded by the termites - love that line

Little Nell said...

Oh the hoarding. We all do it to a certain degree but accepting the problem that’s another matter. Interesting phrase - nailing to you.

Tess Kincaid said...

I like that the termites are keeping you company...

Karen S. said...

Oh no not termites, unless of course they are friendly and no so hungry! Ha! ha!

Linda said...

The sense of feeling overwhelmed by the apples piling up, the things attaching themselves to you and the hoarding termites is clear to me. The denial that anything is wrong is also evident. I enjoyed these irrational aspects from this rational blog, Monika. Thank you for sharing this great composition. =D

hyperCRYPTICal said...

All lovely.

Very lovely: For this world, I am the mistress
and everything here nails itself to me.
I accept the parameters and I am loyal
to every eye that stares at me
and every letter that is written to me.

Anna :o]

Paige + Shauna said...

luv: i am the mistress and everything here nails itself to
me - like our personal desks -
so true.
dleicate and powerful.

Rohit said...

super beautiful...so touchy and nostalgiac..silently pleasing to read !

Sue said...

Really interesting take on the prompt. I especially loved this part:

For this world, I am the mistress
and everything here nails itself to me.