SELF PORTRAIT


Edjo Frank self portrait in dark

 

 

 

 

 

SELF PORTRAIT

thoughts slowly float
the downstream pain
I try to stop this train
but there are no stations
on the railroad of anger
only wheels  of iron
sing in endless sequences
their deadly refrain

the beaten past
shivers its burden
no button to stop
this tortured brain
in the guilty sky
names are written
their portraits hidden
in clouds of shame

the eyes are tired
the sight is empty
like wind bending reed
under silent wailing
colorizing the haze
this untrue world
reveals the emptiness
mirrors of our face

what else to do
but soothe the mind
name it cowardly
name it impuissance
what else to do
but soothe the mind
escape in writing

13.07.2011

One response to “SELF PORTRAIT

  1. Wow – you have captured it my friend – we write our lullabies in the face of absurdity

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