Collapse Into the Comfort of Sound by David L O’Nan (poem)

Collapse Into the Comfort of Sound

Collapse into the comfort of sound
A fool sitting in the graveyard.
Whispering to his lost ones.
A new fever was gained in the invention,
Or was it an invitation to faking the illness.
A prize for the lonely,
Secret holes blinding these walls.
I can't break the seeds that were combed over this earth.

The heat is generating disease.
In every ounce of sweat.
Colliding recklessly into an unsealing mentality.
We, as slime just stuck together from our mind to purity.
Letting my mind cast off-
the peeling off of disgust.

Collapse into the comfort of sound
Forget the winding down of aging years.
The wind isn't the lonely one,
The wind is your best friend.
The wind tunnels its way through your psyche.
Pulling the crisp leaves -
From the pockets of your hands.

Sprinkle into the silent glaze of Heaven.
Collapse into the comfort of sound.

A silent sound, a maddening sound.
A breathy sound.
A sound of a symphony, a sound of a cry.
Colder temperatures are on the way.

Panic is in the eyes of the gazelle.
Your hunger is a tiger.
And the sound is the constant.
Collapsing, colliding, conversations -
with mortality
Trusting yourself in each heartbeat.
Not letting any of the beats become radical -
And escaping to become a lone detriment.
Collapse into the comfort of sound.

The Bible Belt Bachelor Beat, The Prison Speech (2005) Poetry by David L O’Nan

 “Before the Bridges Fell” by me David L O’Nan Poetry book is out today on Cajun Mutt Press 

Available Now: Before I Turn Into Gold Inspired by Leonard Cohen Anthology by David L O’Nan & Contributors w/art by Geoffrey Wren

Bending Rivers: The Poetry & Stories of David L O’Nan out now! 

Bio: David L O'Nan is a poet, short story writer, editor living in Southern Indiana.  He is the editor for the Poetry & Art Anthologies "Fevers of the Mind Poetry and Art. and has also edited & curated other Anthologies including 2 inspired by Leonard Cohen and an upcoming one inspired by Bob Dylan. He has self-published works under the Fevers of the Mind Press "The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers" "The Cartoon Diaries" & "New Disease Streets" (2020). A compilation of 4 books "Bending Rivers" a micro poem collection "Lost Reflections" and new book "Before the Bridges Fell" (look under books tab in Amazon) under Cajun Mutt Press & "His Poetic Last Whispers" (2022)  David has had work published in Icefloe Press, Dark Marrow, Truly U, 3 Moon Magazine, Elephants Never, Royal Rose Magazine, Spillwords, Anti-Heroin Chic, Cajun Mutt Press, Punk Noir Magazine, Voices From the Fire.  Twitter is @davidLONan1 and for the book @feversof     Join Facebook Group: Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Arts Group .   Facebook Author page DavidLONan1   and goodreads page is 

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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 Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


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