• thedugong commented on the post, globe 4 years, 8 months ago

    The snow here glitters
    the rain falls slow
    the ocean can’t drown you
    the streetlights glow
    everywhere you ever
    wanted to go
    inside this little glass globe.

  • thedugong commented on the post, weaving 4 years, 9 months ago

    Weaving through seagrass
    in moonlit shallows
    he makes a new home
    in foreign glass
    mysterious and marvellous
    he is
    this tiny octopus.

  • thedugong commented on the post, forefront 5 years, 6 months ago

    Fumbling through
    the unchartered land
    of the veins
    in my forearm
    I bypass my heart
    and trace them
    to the forefront
    of my mind
    and
    inside a fort of
    pillars of doubt
    and bricks of denial

    I find you.

    X seals the wax
    on the envelope
    of a letter undelivered
    X marks the spot
    on the map
    of this newfound land
    where I find…[Read more]

  • thedugong commented on the post, nonsense 5 years, 6 months ago

    Where better to begin
    than wherever I see fit
    why better to premeditate
    than for the hell for it
    what’s better to ignore
    than what logic will permit

    Seems perfectly okay
    to me.

  • thedugong commented on the post, bowtie 5 years, 6 months ago

    All dressed up
    and nowhere to go;
    those days of
    blood carpets
    flashbulbs
    and velvet ropes
    are long behind you
    discard the
    bowtie
    suspenders
    dress coat
    dreams.

  • thedugong commented on the post, occupancy 5 years, 6 months ago

    The neon sign
    is all that’s warming
    your disposition.
    sunset
    fuchsia
    and acid green
    you bask in its glow
    and I, in your
    indecision.

  • thedugong commented on the post, seated 5 years, 6 months ago

    They’ll ask you to
    ‘please be seated’
    but they’ll never tell you
    ‘it’s time to go’
    pity that
    politeness plateaus
    motivation’s momentum
    and
    progression’s pendulum
    must be tapped
    not by glad hands
    but an ambitious finger
    and
    perpetuated by
    perennial passion
    time to
    ask for the bill
    discard your napkin
    and stand up.

  • thedugong commented on the post, talon 5 years, 7 months ago

    The talons of time
    grappling at
    gallons of ideas
    in an endless ocean
    and I’m floundering
    in its swells
    time is infinite
    but it is not mine.

  • thedugong commented on the post, disappear 5 years, 7 months ago

    As a vampire at first light
    retreats below the ground
    As a shuttle breaking free
    pierces the exosphere
    As a magician at final act
    evaporates in a puff of smoke
    As the last of a defeated ship
    sinks below the surface
    I will disappear.

  • thedugong commented on the post, cinema 5 years, 7 months ago

    Silver screen
    once painted
    by spinning reels
    static colours
    and false light
    they now sit
    in steel canisters
    their edges gleam
    like silver linings
    I blink
    and they take me
    8mm closer
    to what could have been
    I blink
    and I take myself
    16mm back

  • thedugong commented on the post, unkempt 5 years, 7 months ago

    unkempt
    under the weather
    under the sheets
    indisposed
    into dream state
    into the unknown.

  • thedugong commented on the post, struggle 5 years, 7 months ago

    When time bursts
    my creativity bubble
    zap!
    zip, zilch
    motivation’s gone
    It’s the standard struggle.

  • thedugong commented on the post, doubled 5 years, 7 months ago

    Doubled down: secured
    double roped
    hop, skip
    through a jumping rope
    double bolted
    day dreams, pipe dreams
    epiphanies
    like a lightening bolt
    Doubled down and free.

  • thedugong commented on the post, harm 5 years, 8 months ago

    His words
    Her words
    they’re relative
    the combinations
    quantity
    syntax
    all relative
    double meanings
    accidental interpretations
    repeated silent citations
    No harm done
    No harm done
    Right?