a breath

air is entering the body with every inhalation
air is coming out with every exhalation
yet you’re no longer the same before that inhalation
you’re no longer the same before that inspiration
so does she or he
they are also no longer the same as before
and now –
to the next breath-in-and-exhale

and so on an so forth
till the end of the days
breathe in and out
sigh
sigh-and-exhale

and yet, you can’t stop for a moment
to take a breath

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Reflection of Nick Drake’s “Three Hours”

three hours was not enough
to save the silence
inside cold concrete
to cling to the wall
to pour out sand into the sea
to clench conscience in one’s fist
to hide one’s temple behind a vein

salt is itching in the skin of a palm
the lines of life have gone astray
if you did not find the master
you won’t find any slaves
life from troubles to turmoil
is measured by rusty scales
why do we need minutes
if we don’t keep the count of time

a melancholy #5

An imbalance of adrenaline and melatonin.
Circling in pairs
In the North-West direction.
She wanted a crown of pearls,
but he gave her a pot of geraniums.

They lived, yet not long enough,
probably because they didn’t post enough cat pics.
They were drawing the air, but it turned into
a raging fire, and everything around was burning
while the trees were crying aloud.

It’s hot in the city during the second half
of this summer. Asphalt is melting in tired muscles,
And you can hear the mourning of the mute alarm.
While he was looking for Nirvana in the nerves of the subway,
She found her peace in the metaphor of Hexogen.

Inside – Around

Inside:
I’ll rescind myself from further
meandering between right or wrong,
and let my consciousness
to have a tête-à-tête with my eternal
soul, while my intoxicated body will be
occupying an empty couch in the nucleus of
the void of your universal love.

Around:
a witchcraft is slowly turning into
a witch-hunt; Rangers won
and Devils lost.

Fighting social demons
by bashing gravestones.

Do you hear, – a cancer growing?
Do you hear how your exuberance is leaking
from the ventricles of days?

Inside – Around:
a self-induced consolation.

an umbilical cord
a needle on top of the syringe
just a few ways to convey
an anti-Truth serum.

an art of creation, – passe
an art of destruction, – a novelty

one good thing, – NASA had discovered planets
that might support life.

another good thing, – we’re not there yet.