Thursday, 18 February 2010

re POEM 26

In search of clarity

Curved desk lamp curves
allows eco-light bulb to shimmer,

it flashes against lavender screen
of MacBook, specked with stars

mirroring a slice of spiral galaxy
evaporating deep into cyberspace.

In the foreground: an email in Italic
script and 12-point font size;

an email to Him asking
for clarity in this grit clogged

intimacy. Like clean sheets now stained,
giving off a smell of rotten oyster

mushrooms, this email leaves a sour
taste on thick stale tongue.

Catherine Mark

6 comments:

lissa said...

love - "it flashes against lavender screen of MacBook, specked with stars"

sounds like there is a love of emails and writing them

Gerry Boyd said...

Yummy! Way to work the images. I like the way you transitioned from the small to the large and back to the small again. The a lot of movement in this poem: lamp->galaxy->tongue that skillfully emanates a kind of fluidity. Cool!

blogjem said...

I love this line: mirroring a slice of spiral galaxy evaporating deep into cyberspace.
Thanks for visiting

Together We Save said...

Great job... gets my brain working!

Cynthia said...

I get the feel of a man in a desolute place within himself.
Searching for the answers
via his computer. I like this
style of yours with couplets.

Please stop by and give your
input on my dialogue with Eileen.
Thank you!

Cynthia said...

Oh, this poem is quite powerful
Catherine. As hundreds of people
are probably going through this
right now