2 poems from Matthew Calmes from first Fevers of the Mind Issue 1

(c) Matthew Calmes

Denouement

raise the final curtain
and hold this flower close
stepping into spotlight
and punching lines to the rafters
a gallow's humor
as tired fingers play
running along the crooked steps
of falling petals
the blind stagger
of dark passages spoken
through baritone bravado
hiding tear soaked sighs
hiding heartbroken cries
a denouement

Spiral

the path to true happiness
is not always a straight line
but a centrifuge
through spiraling rectitude
through veiled verisimilitude
just as in nature
the nomenclature
of carefully laid cartography
is only a facsimile
of the complexities beneath
we feel we are spiraling down
we may feel there's no way around
but we must remember
that the most beautiful things in the world
have not path to follow at all.

BIO from 2019:

Matthew Calmes is a hobby photographer, musician, and poet living in Milton, Ontario, Canada. He first grew to love writing when he began posting short poems paired with photographs on Instagram in 2016. This was his way of coping with depression, and his poetry and photography quickly grew to become an integral part of his healing journey. Matthew also love songwriting, singing, and writing about universal themes like love, loss, philosophy and finding hope in all things. Visit instagram.com/calmescreative for his photography or calmescreative.com/aboutme/ for more info.

https://www.blurb.com/b/10396642-tattoos-beneath-my-skin for his book.

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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