Friday, March 25, 2016

© Love Lies Autopsied

Ever wonder what would the autopsy report of a love that literally just died look like?




LITERALLY DEAD IDENTIFIED BY:  Numerous Songs, Centuries of Poems, Tweets from those who confirm LOVE was in fact “literally dying”

AGE:  Ageless

RACE:  Parts From Every Race

SEX:  Most Definitely

LENGTH:  Indeterminate

WEIGHT:  Heavy


EXTERNAL EXAMINATION:  Underdeveloped, undernourished, no visible physical evidence of literally dying. There are some healed wounds from Cupid’s arrows – one on the right forearm, one just left of center and between the rib cage, another on the left ankle.

EVIDENCE OF X-RAYS:  Um, appears to have been an ex named Stephen, and an ex named Robert, and an ex named Roy, but no evidence of any Rays.

TOXICOLOGY:  Is that the song by Aphrodite?

MANNER OF DEATH:  Probability the manner was without class.

CAUSE OF DEATH:  It literally just died.

© Love Lies Autopsied
Mimi Wolske
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So here I lie weighing my heart,
Putting life and death into your hands,
Bleeding words down the naked skin
Of pressed pulp surrendered under
The first moon of Spring's evening;
Your smile beckoned from the portrait.

Lost in the breeze of love’s
Spangled rhythm, our frost-bitten
Dreams burgeoned in the warmth
Under the same blade that splayed me open,
Spilling out all of my sins;
Your song, like raindrops, fell from me.

A dozen washed-up stories in
The devil’s graveyard of lost lovers
Speaks volumes on the trials of
Cruel seasons and the glittering skies
That held no answers in the swaying
Pull from your unpalatable woes.

(art: Herakut)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

© Sonnet 21: Some Days Life’s As Stagnant As Pond Scum

So, what makes a poem a sonnet?

Generally, it is a poem containing fourteen lines of iambic pentameter. Iambic pentameter is a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable; for example: “Two households, both alike in dignity”.

Traditionally, sonnets have been classified into groups based on the rhyme scheme. William Shakespeare wrote his sonnets to rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg.

Sonnets that follow this rhyming scheme are called Shakespearean sonnets.

I share with you my Shakespearean sonnet.

© Sonnet 21: Some Days Life’s As Stagnant As Pond Scum
Mimi Wolske
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There’s something that’s making me insecure;
Your thoughtless love’s undone by your hand.
I question if ever you think I'll endure.
Life’s stagnant and I’m sinking in sand;
You’re shallow and quiet, a most still pond.
I, therefore, must travel to you; you see?
If never we shall meet, how shall we bond?
Who’s able to prevent pond scum on me?
The problem is never that I doubt you;
I’ve almost all needed tools, except faith
You’ll ever own needed vows that ring true.
Be assured; I’m seduced not by your wraith.
And although there isn’t credence in words,

I believe we’ll abide life as two nerds.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In The Splendor of Doomsday And Pelican Lace

There is something that separates MOST of us from the animals and that's our ability to mourn for the loss of people we don't even know, to despise the chaos and devastation caused by haters.

© In The Splendor of Doomsday And Pelican Lace
Mimi Wolske
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hammer my heart on an anvil by daylight
provide succor in your arms by night
discard all the sadness I sink into the cold
fibers of your jacket and stop the world

I’ve gone silent waiting for the moment
the world realizes love can conquer hate
duck under your desk for that rising mushroom
cloud as the photographer adjusts his lens

ghost children surround the satin-lined pines
desperate tongues plead in all languages
toilet-paper rolls survive their disregard
and masking-tape edges silence warnings