Poetry from the Cartoon Diaries : An Artist Weeps by David L O’Nan

Canvas, canvas
Where are her eyes,
what did you do to her features?
All beauty has fallen, fallen to the creaky floor
Muffling breath,
you can tell she has fallen from the Earth
Into an abstract abyss
Petula, she is shady,
so grey, and shaded so wrong
She is being mistreated,
undressed, and becoming a sad song
Her slime for a smile
is melting her cover girl face
Designing her curves so crooked,
the lie is her mis-shape
Her eyes are wandering dots
allocated to only a certain few
They were left bleeding and burning
Her scent of rotten perfume

Causing the slug sounds of dry heaves,
dry leaves, dry wind, dry thoughts
That is not all that became the rotten
And brought under her guidance
She lays a dark blue underneath the canvas
Choking on spirits
Dust of undeveloped talent itches her throat
She limps to the door, grabs onto her scarf
Pulls down the rack
Her sacred seizures
brought on by the progression of panic attacks
Limping across the room, she’s a banshee
She screams
GOD HELP ME NOW! GOD HELP ME PLEASE!
You’ve never helped me then
My injured mind a sin
When will God help me?
Will I be able to sexualize my name again?
My legend again
My glamourous bent laughter
like the wicked wind
Will it return, or will my aching heart –
Keep this soaking in hot wax
and melt into a dry bore
Stuck on the side of a candlestick
that has held all her sores
This is the cuts that have left an infinite pause
The freezing of her soul,
leaving an infinite thought
It will not form a solid again
Canvas, Canvas
The world is your ears, if it is life that we fear
We will need the art and beauty to be fulfilled
Let the sanctum be near

Feature photo by Thom Masat

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By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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