dogeared inspiration

I dogeared a page in your book
of inspirational quotes
you know, the one you keep hidden
in the nightstand on your side
of the bed we never should have bought
with that money
rather than bamboo, we should have invested
in help from commanding voices other than our own
when you wake and find
I’m not there fitting into the lump your sleep pattern created
on a mattress that is supposedly resistant to lumps of any kind
on the morning you find I’m gone
and your nervous hand reaches for that rustic drawer pull
to the right
and you’re craving those motivational words
if you should haphazardly shuffle to the bent paper corner
and you’re thinking with a fresh morning brain
sans the assault of a long day on your chest
maybe
maybe, my nervous lover
you’ll figure out
why
I was inspired to leave
sexy poser

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14 thoughts on “dogeared inspiration

  1. My dear AM. This has to be one of your most creative and subversive works. Leaving a clue in the lover’s book of inspirational quotes, mocking his craving for motivational words, and challenging the lover and his fresh morning brain to figure out why the lump-maker has de-lumped. The whole thing, the whole wonderful run-on sentence has a fantastic frightening power.

    It contains some of your best wholly unique phrasings: “the bed we never should have bought with that money”; “help from commanding voices other than our own”; the whole lump sequence, especially “on a mattress that is supposedly resistant to lumps of any kind”; and that ka-zing “assault of a long day on your chest.” Amazing. You are a very dangerous woman behind that you-amuse-me smile!!

    The drawing has tremendous energy– love the pulsating color scheme and that wonderful shadow transition. Take a bow, you free verse virtuoso!! : )

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    • okay, funny man-
      your thoughts here are more powerful than anything I could ever hope to pen, gosh:)
      my giant yellow boots are sloshing in happy tears:)
      and you ain’t too bad yourself there with your flip of phrase (see what I did;))
      have a spectacular creative day, Mark
      am:)

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