Poetry “Research Paper” by Bradley Galimore from Fevers of the Mind Press Presents the Poets of 2020

Abstract, Smoke, Background, Swirl
Research Paper

My friends exist at different levels
Of intermediacy.
So inconsistent, 
I often wonder if they schedule
Who has the burden this week,
Alternating & Arguing,
Deciding & Determining
Whose turn it is to communicate with me...

In the anxiety hours,
Middle of the night,
Recounting every conversation
In attempts to alleviate,
Agony & Angst,
We must accept our inability
To adequately evaluate and assess, 
Inaccurate analysis,
Another failed attempt to advance...

Then you wake up,
Realize where you are
And take a deep breath.
The cold room reminds you of yourself.
You search your empty bed,
For someone else.
No results found.
It's so quiet
Silence has a sound,
As you recall dreams,
Fragmented memories,
Suggestions & Sayings.
Fabric of reality no longer yours
Into the high thread count sheets
That subtly softens your realization
Of all of these things.

Trauma case in the ER.
Doctor asks for a prognosis.
Patient under anesthesia of a substance.
Emptiness and Regret.
Ever consumed by existence.
Unfortunately unable to forget.
Can't see the light of the future,
At the end of the tunnel vision path.
Lost in this reality,
Perceived failure,
Underlining a lack of success.

Another round.
Day drinking,
In a different space.
Whirlwind journey,
Cleared the room
Full of people who later claim
We are close friends and homies
Will pop up out of the blue
Find a reason to call me
Say hello and claim to positively have
Impacted my journey and story.
But with a small bar as my setting
I'm finding myself in my element
For more info check
Refer to all it's references.

#ChromaticStudy of existence
Sad story for the protagonist
Honesty & Heartache
Looking for a silver lining
Like desired character development.

Bio from 2020:
Bradley Galimore (he/him/they/them) is a visual artist, storyteller and poet currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. His work is shaped by his studies in fine art, special education, psychology, work with the visually impaired/blind and his personal experience as a synesthete. As a writer he incorporates all of these areas to give each reader an opportunity to feel expressed and/or understood. He is focused on the full scope of art accessibility and considers writing to be just as important as visual art in that conversation. He approaches writing  from a stance of philosophical introspection and narrative by utilizing a poetic/lyrical essay style. Because he wants his work to be a deep discussion, he actively avoids simplification of ideas, focusing on rhyme (per-say) or any of the traditional writing formats. Instead, he emphasizes on the sound of the words and if they work in harmony with each point of discussion. 

Check out his work on the Poetry Question below:


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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