Taking Leave

Linda Belans spring 2018

 

Release your dreams

from parentheses

set them loose on the page

writ large

in bold serif

 

drop them

into the palm of your hand

toss them

into the ethers

blow breath under them

               

watch residue

scatter

disperse

run amok

collide and coalesce

atoms

like mercury

 

exit language

lose your senses

roll around

in dislocation

 

abandon time

metered

measured

present

past

 

escape to

space time

unfettered time

frivolous time

 

eschew gloss

and glamour

and the grammar

of naming it

 

Give way to

Give way to

Give

            way

                         to

 

                               Hallucination

 

let synapse

become a symphony

and syntax

an epiphany

 

be the author

to your dreams

and

             and 

                        and

 

                              The Onlooker

 

CommingleFutilityAndCertitude

 

invite unruliness

into being

with

ferocious velocity

 

let the interplay

of verbs

nouns

silence

gibberish

yank you

from consciousness

and thrust you

without hesitation

into the vast

empty space

void of punctuation

 

More this

More this

More this

 

release your dreams

from

parentheses

from the seduction

of caressing frames

 

untangle yourself

from the tyranny of linguistics

 

disappear

without leaving.

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April 28. 2018