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"Knowledge is a deadly friend / When no one sets the rules. / The fate of all mankind I see / Is in the hands of fools." Epitaph / King Crimson

[Poems]"Tense - Like Us" | Axilea M. Uzumcuoglu

Tense

Lost feather
worthless treasure
he seeks
haunted
by the shadow on the wall
once again
fist ready for combat
against his own reluctance
against his fear
projected on the walls

He doesn't see
there's blood on the cold stone
he doesn't see
the past is always absent
always

He holds his memory
in his fist
reclaiming his past
diluted
instant
after
instant
atomized
and through his hand
light turns yellow
he hears her swallow
in the room
he doesn't see her
he doesn't
the past is always absent
always
its rays
left through the cracks
of his mind (races)
a leak in his chest
while she keeps the treasure
in the palm of her heart
he's just a second late
and the past is

Ties

He was taught
ink stains his hand
his heart is tied
(bloodred stone)
there's something
… he forgot

Tight

She -
orgasmic tension
archetypal, unbent -
laws unwritten
dissolving
gasification
syncopated
a cough
then codeine
squeeze
tighter
holds
tense:
her present.

~~~

Like Us

scarlet and small
slightly greasy
tired hair rests
on shoulders

an unanswered question
a sound from her wet lips
hands straightening the apron
on her sad round hips

I turn around
and there is light
like a surprise
as I discover
her caramel aura

I turn around
and for the first time
I hear her song
in the silence that brought us

together

~~~
* You can read the poems in Turkish from http://www.mavimelek.com/gergin.htm

Translation published on 28/02/2009
Translated by
Tugce Aytes
tugce@mavimelek.com

 

 

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