Absence or Absinthe?

I’m over here, you’re over there

I’m on the stair, I’m in the air

My brain is full, my brain is *bull

I’m not impaired, I’m freak’n scared

The days are long, the days are short

I spend them here, I spend them there

I can’t believe, I can’t conceive

I’ve got no womb, I’ve not got loom

To tie my mess, or cease to stress

Of absence or absinthe—

and adolescent miss-connection,

of disconnected-disconnection—

Or whatever you call, you call whatever

This mess of mine: this mine of messes—

I mime the masses, in their messes

I dine on pressures, and their pleasures—

This mess of mime,

This mess of mine.


© Iain Sutherland; All Rights Reserved, 2014

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10 thoughts on “Absence or Absinthe?

  1. I’ve been wondering where you were!!! Fretting about you–hope this wonderful poem does not reflect current reality. God bless you–love, Auntie Caddo/Mirada

    • hey! Life has been a bit crazy lately with Uni and other stuff, so unfortunately its 85% true. You are so wonderful, thinking about me like that, that makes me smile!! Exams are over on Monday, so I hope to be back posting soon. 🙂

      • Oh good, well not good that life’s been crazy–but I was fearing something really horrible and awful; if it’s mostly school/exams, not LOVE, then I can relax a bit–see you later, dear heart, praying you ace all the exams! God bless you and Tam.

      • Thanks for the prayers, I need them! 🙂 Tam and I are strong as ever, nothing to worry about there. I hope to be back blogging probably Tuesday next week–after my last exam. Looking forward to catching up on your poetry!

  2. I was scrolling down my blogroll and your profile image…that unique face of yours that is not yours smiled at me. So I thought to myself, “I wonder if he is still blogging. I hope he is still engaged and in love.” And glad to hear you are busy with university but all is well. Blessings to you and your loved one:) Oliana

    • Goodness! Oliana, I’m sorry I didn’t respond earlier. Your concern is exactly why I love this community! To be honest I have had a rough few months, but I am okay, and Tam and I are brilliant. Thank you very much for your blessings! 🙂 Much love.

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