struck down by willingness,
he seeks repugnance of character, a butchering
to purge passions, a dream
to negate perception,

living behind/beyond the secure abode of knowledge,
inside the pool of not thoughtless but less thought of

invalid – but to be sure of submission –
the world takes a deep sigh
with every second bellied
by the man,

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9 thoughts on “hanged

  1. I’m drawn to the phrase “seeking repugnance of character”. Is it actual repugnance that is sought or is it simply that being willing to view the world in a way that is different from most makes one repugnant to the world at large?


  2. I’m intrigued by all the meaning tied up under the surfaces of your poem–the pain inflicted in order to not see (or maybe see differently) the things that make the world. I thought a lot about the phrase “a dream to negate perception”, for in order to negate anything one must know it well… So, how long has he suffered in order to want release?


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Such delicious use of language here phew!❤️ Especially love; “a butchering to purge passions, a dream to negate perception.” Beautifully expressed!❤️


  4. Jim says:

    Caught by his own aggressiveness. Nice answer to the card you drew, HA.
    I ginned up a little song, titled “Will someone please come cut me loose” after reading and seeing. My eight-year-old granddaughter asked me to please stop singing. I’ve been asked this before, by a Methodist choir director who said that I have a ‘bad ear.’


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