The Shuffling Of Brilliance Bled.

The Shuffling Of Brilliance Bled.

 

 

Just shy of 1OO days,
locked in a small room
furnished with seclusion

 and just enough food

and water to sustain

minimal bodily function.

 

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /


Surrounded by the instruments
of her own torture
a standing Ovation,

round bodied
mocking her anorexic flesh,
a Martin's silent sound hole
screaming dust

motes of emptiness,
a micro-phone

taking no calls,
to share her lyrical,
lilting soprano joy.

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Sleeping fitfully
under sheets of music,

shivering from the withdrawal
needing the muse,
and sick by the results.

 

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /


In-spiration was out,
roaches littered
the clip joint floor,
empty bottles

of Black Velvet
shattered the night.

 

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Squatting in the
reflection of music's

massive forms,
she was tattoed

with their shadows

and consumed

with the urge
to bend and sculpt
a masterpiece.

 

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /


Malnourished,
in the wallows
of deepest despair,
she hummed a wail of pain.

 

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

 
Just a breathy

agonizing sigh
in the key of G
building on it,
till it exploded forth
in a pattern
which took shapes,
and found escapes,
from the brain cells
where her skills
had been entrapped,
just shy of one hundred days.

 

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Then a song emerged
from the hell of

her own making.
A most heavenly ballad,
that moved the world
to seclude themselves,
as well...
and listen to its haunting,
melodies enrapture them
over and over again.

 

/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / ©-MFB III


"From suffering comes the shuffling of brilliance bled."

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seasoning 6 years ago

wonderful, you have put yourself very firmly in her shoes, or not in her shoes whichever. i so enjoyed this hub. I feel a great depth to your work, i am liking it.

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