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I am lost in a world without platforms.
Peering through a blur of squashed fishes
I look in the darkness and find
Nothing but the eye of a needle.
Randomized choice: this is my problem.
Cut free from my timetables, alienated
Into the void of options.
My rectangular certainties
A bifurcating octopus,
In the darkness of nowhere
The trees are punctured by petals
Huge with anthracite.
We cannot build a world
Out of cabbage leaves.
At liberty in the desolation of a collapsed context
From a pinnacle of terrifying black
A volitional vomiting of watermelons,
Blurts through the night.
Job, house, baby, wife:
A slurry of meatloaf.
Walking on dissolving shadows,
I find my alarm clock,
This poem IN THE RUINS OF MY COLLAPSED LIFE was first published when posted online by Hugh Cook on 2005 April 01 Friday. Copyright © 2005 Hugh Cook.
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