It’s more real than a reality show

I’m more an episode,
a past of tense;
sedated I am moribund,
too slight to fend myself from
grips of claws
and waves of nausea.

I’m just a passage
in your book,
the sidekick in a penny dreadful;
and even if, at night,
the sky’s stelliferous,
I cannot wish upon a star
or even hope
cause once I grip
my plasma physic reference
causality is clear:
you wish for fame,
big brothered famous
(not with me).

The only Blonde in the world by Pauline Boty

The only Blonde in the world by Pauline Boty

Linked to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle. I think I used all the words.

November 28, 2016

17 responses to “It’s more real than a reality show

  1. What an amazing poem found amid the word pool. This carries your signature voice, your eye for the details of life in the second decade of the 21st century. I don’t know where all the art critics are, but they should be reading the blogs. This is where contemporary poetry is at.

  2. Wow, Bjorn….quite a tapestry of words! Haven’t heard that word: stelliferous before. This poem is layered and packed. Interesting write.

  3. Absolutely stunning words! You’ve woven them artistically, & your image is a perfect fit. I agree with the comment above that contemporary poetry = art! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow this is amazing.Keep it up.I want to read it again and again. It feels like a flame is burning

  5. Cleverly created! I haven’t done wordles myself for long, long time, and am fascinated to see how it alters your style (though not your voice). ‘Oh, Bjorn’s doing something new here,’ I thought, before I realised what it was. Always great to find ways to expand our range!

  6. A past of tense! So clever, that made me chuckle. I think I’m a present of tense as well. Also, there are some penny dreadful sidekicks I wouldn’t mind portraying. 🙂

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