Tuesday, April 01, 2008

post-a-poem, april one

if i could peel back
this wall,
would i find
what i'm searching for?
a lost conversation
between you and me,
scrawled with pink marker
on green wallpaper
covered in Raggedy Anne and Andy?

bunched between
the i rock's and U rule,
the i heart billy idols,
and we love bon jovi
would i find a quiet
BFF...{best friends forever}
a testament from you
to me?

i try to peel
but it sticks and breaks,
it rips
it tears
stubbornly
it just won't return
to how it used to be

instead
it remains as it is...
a fragmented
one sided
memory.

the prompt for inspire me thursday was wallpaper...
which brought on this poem
and also my new banner which resulted from
trying to make wallpaper in illustrator

8 comments:

barbara said...

This is beautiful! Thanks.

Deirdre said...

It's kind of sad - but I like it.

Jackie said...

Beautiful. Makes me think of my childhood BFF.

jillypoet said...

I really like the idea of wall as a dual metaphor--especially the literal wall with Raggedy Ann wallpaper! I also like the cultural references--brought me back to high school!

I just got back in touch with an old friend--this reminds me of how I felt before she contacted me.

daisies said...

i love this, it feels so real, sad but somehow beautiful. and i heart your banner, xo

Rachel said...

This reminded me of friends long lost.
I like your new banner.

odessa said...

oh, i love this one. it also made me think of my childhood BFF and how we simple grew apart through the years. thanks!

Deborah Vatcher said...

Our memories are so fragile and personal. You capture that so beautifully here. Enjoyed this poem very much!