In between the mundane seconds of a yellow Sunday afternoon

and the stale poppies melting on my ill windowsill

I hear your grey voice rushing in sea waves

Echoing in my brain’s camphoraceous caves

Conquering my body like it’s a war zone fighting for my sanity

And the faces of your face are rip-offs clinging to me in shades of Marlboro blue,

reminding me of that cold August night

When pink words are all we could ever write

When the moon and us, are all we could ever believe in

When the smell of faith lingers, we exhale the smoke of uncertainty and pain

But still, we didn’t win…

Breatheโ€” the inertia of emotions are starting to boilโ€” and crawl…

The synesthesia of memories and papery words are crashing now on my chest

I sink like ice on hot water

I sink like how the sun sets in the west

I sink like Titanic

Whilst you float in me like a Lotus

Can you see, we’re the beauty amidst the collapsing tragedy

Can you feel the ruptures within my grape lips and my grape skin?

Can you taste what my blackberry heart is screaming?

Oceans ring like telephone calling you, as my words from a jar throat break free and sing

In all the hues of rainbow and blue

You should know by now, I fucking miss you

54 Replies to “SYNESTHESIA”

  1. *Claps* This was very well done, Eli! Like a pro! Beautiful! ๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿท๐Ÿป๐Ÿบโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    1. I read your last poem, too. I guess that one flowed better, and was better with imagery, this one standa out for raw emotions. Have a great day!

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      1. This one is a burst. Like a burst of memories and words in colors/sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch. Haha I admit it’s complicated ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Ah! I thought it was SoundEagle again! All my previous 30-40 notifications in this app say SoundEagle. Lol!
        Welcome! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ **Clinking of coffee cups**

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  2. You have an exquisite style and transform the few words you really need when you miss someone into a portrait with beautiful colors. (In short, you are way, way better than I am.) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words!! ๐Ÿ’– Though there’s no need to compare, we are all unique and good in our own ways. I believe you have the skills, too!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a great
      day ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท

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      1. You’re very welcome. Right now my skill is just letting this extra word vomit from 10 years of not writing look like it’s actually in comprehensive thought. LOL

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  3. Wow this is incredible! It sounds like a song but also like a poem and a story at the same time. It is heart wrenching. I like the “sink like ice on hot water”. And camphoraceous cave! I love the formatting!

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