Thursday, April 3, 2014

Statue

I sit stock-still
staring straight ahead
wondering
what would it be like
to transform my appearance
and blend completely into
my surroundings

1 (zzzip)... 2...
3 (zzzip)... 4...

what might if feel like
to be painted head to toe
that I am indistinguishable from
my background

5 (zzzip)... 6...
7 (zzzip)... 8...

It doesn't take long
to realize
I don't need to possess
such an ability
nor be painted
so perfectly

to disappear.



Inspiration for this piece:  So over at dVerse Poets Pub the exploration for MeetingTheBar is emotions.  The idea is to explore them in poetry without actually speaking directly of them...so no saying happy or sad or mad or zanny.  So as I was staring off into space thinking about where I might take this, I truly did begin to wonder what it would be like to morph into my surroundings...I suppose it is indicative of my current mood, which hopefully most will be able to decipher from this piece.  (Interested to see how others attacked such an interesting prompt...check out the zanny talents of the dVerse community.)



12 comments:

Heaven said...

That would be quite an experience ~ But then we can perfectly disappear rock still, blending with the surroundings ~ Disappear (ending), I like ~

Brian Miller said...

kinda scary, how easily we can slip into the background if we really want to ...makes you wonder as well just what would get us to the point of wanting to....

Claudia said...

you know... you would make for a good spy if you could just morph with the background...sometimes i wish i could to be able to sketch people unseen :=)) smiles

Gabriella said...

Very subtle move from wishful thinking to the realization that maybe we have disappeared for others.

Mary said...

I think we may all feel sometimes like we have blended into our surroundings, are unnoticed in our world. Not sure I would totally like to disappear though.

Björn said...

Ah. what a sadness to completely disappear.. especially if we think we have not even tried to do it... the end is genius..

Laurie Kolp said...

Ahh... I love this... great sounds and expression... clever ending, too.

Poet Laundry said...

ha...cool the way you did this. Surprised me! It would be interesting to experience, I think.

Victoria said...

That last line is a zinger! Often I find it natural to disappear, especially when I'm in a crowd.

Beachanny said...

Wow - you are the painter and we are the admirers. Fine work here!

Anna Chamberlain said...

Clever, I missed the prompt but you hit the mark! When I was young my ambition was to be invisible, I didn't realize I had this ambition until one day I saw that my behavior reinforced this goal. It proved impossible :).

Nathaniel C. Oliver said...

I love the "disappearing" trick you pull at the end; I become so obsessed with words that I forget that there are other ways to get a point across.