Poem: “the Algebra of Broken Mirrors” by David L O’Nan

Glass, Broken, Mirror, Abstract
The Algebra of Broken Mirrors

A new fix began from the frail rusted sun
in the sky hanging on by tilted screws
We become broken in shards from the heavenly mirror
on the ground to put us back together with foamy tape to
put us back together in ragged equations.

The years of alcohol hooked them into the pivot of a tornado
and they watched the hills move in waves, 
as the windows break like the many bottles.
oh, by the banks of the splitting rivers
where the old men lived young & the young men lived death.

The soldiers were introduced as tawdry
Introduced as cash for blood. All the
war voices unite in the thunder.  They
cried bleed for me!
Will you march to the prophecy?
of course, you will

Many drowning faces shallow looking up from the clear
The waters filthy through their ghosts
The cuts sting my torso,
The cuts bathe in my brain
My soul is lipped up into the wounded world as they battlecry
the God is the dove on your war-torn shoulder.

The red stirs into a light pink
Over my wrist as the funeral fades
An old laughter, as well
In my paint, I see the once sparkling stars

I want to step out of the pain
and watch the ponies again
to trollop in the rain,
stuck in this exclusion
to silence the lightning
in the mud, I wish to dance in
when the earthquakes begin to disease us.
And the fires wave into our pieces of translucent exponents
Our skins begin to blend
The cameras record the pulling crust.

I've remained nameless,
but never boneless
never this defeated, bloodless 
as another day circuits the sun
that lives in starvation.
Tearless, holding an empty cup
begging for moonlight.

Meet the Fevers of the Mind WolfPack Pt 1: David L O’Nan & HilLesha O’Nan

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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