Synchronicity.

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I shoot beyond the stars, searching for anything remotely interesting 

The path is never straight, I work the bends like Wesley Gibson

To my surprise it’s not yet illegal, having a mind this far-reaching

But that’s the thing about writing — poetry,

It uncovers doors that need opening

Concealing enough wisdom to showcase those that need closing.

 

Apologies your grace. You have no part to play in this race,

I switch lanes of thought in whichever way gives me the most peace

Clocking laps on my mind’s tartan track with inexplicable ease

But that’s a truth I’m encouraged not to say openly

If these arbiters are to have their way

I would behave appropriately

Adhering to all manner of doctored humility.

 

Re-direct your attention if my gift rubs you the wrong way

Because in this world, I hardly know how to behave

I let volatile thoughts loose like the gameplay loop of the untitled goose game

You can’t keep it a secret when you have this much talent in spades

In a world that edges you towards monochrome,

I bear a series of colours — emotions, that burrow themselves within me —  

— Think Dutch tulip fields — stretching as far as your eyes can see.

 

With that said, dear reader,

I would like to take this moment to tell you

That this piece won’t end with a profound lesson

I won’t lie and tell you I’m losing sleep over what’s happening

I owe you more than that.

There is no message. No virtue signalling. 

In this specific moment. All I care about is us, and this simple the truth:

“You read what I had to say. And for that, I love you”

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: mrssEclipse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Replies to “Synchronicity.”

  1. This is a phenomenal piece, Dante! It seems like you have spent a lot of time with the intricate structuring of this particular piece. The themes are accentuating the emotions a reader encounters while reading this piece.

    “To my surprise it’s not yet illegal, having a mind this far-reaching”

    You really are fond of dry humor and satire in your pieces and it is an amusing delight to read such lines in your pieces.

    If I had to define poetry? I would really admire this definition of yours, poetry about poetry:

    But that’s the thing about writing — poetry,

    It uncovers doors that need opening

    Concealing enough wisdom to showcase those that need closing.

    The imagery is a palpable contrast to the message at the end. The imagery is fierce, a sense of belonging to your ideas, a sign of security and self-esteem in one’s thoughts and the message at the end are soft, soothing, hopeful and lovely. I also admire the title you have chosen for this piece.

    It was a delight to read your work as always.

    Stay safe!

    Stay happy and healthy!

    Enigma 🙂 ❤

    1. Thank you Enigma, I loved reading what you had to say. To know you enjoyed it gives me joy. I hope all is alright with you. Thoroughly excited to read what you have in store for your audience as well.

      Stay safe ❤

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