Collaboration poem from Merritt Waldon & David L O’Nan

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The Imperfect Wild (lifeless stones behind that wall)

Merritt:

Lost in a triangle of  disembodied 
thought
Air resembles butterflies forlorn
Inside out       

Imperfection tightly pulling piano
Wire around our necks 
Our strangled humanity 
Lifeless as stones decorating fields

David:

So maybe I'm not a carpenter
can't walk on water
Can't build a bridge after bridge
just keep reaching up from the water

I can't peel the grease from my slippery shoes
Maybe I can only live without full knowledge
Without full focus
A burning mind with moneys always fading.

Was life ever meant for me or us; the imperfect wild?

Merritt Waldon. Born September 12, 1974 Madison, Indiana just few blocks from the Ohio river. Born and raised by U.S. Air Force veteran of Viet Nam and his best friends sister. Merritt was almost named Stroh’s Waldon; after his dads favorite cheap beer after rotating back to world.  As long as he has been able to hold a writing/drawing utensil he has dreamed of being a published writer.  spending a lot of his late teens & early twenties traveling the united states & writing constantly, eventually returning to Indiana marrying having children divorcing marrying etc divorcing; still writing living . Has had work in Sun Poetic Times, Mojo Risin’, Beyond The Pale, One Hit, RoaDDawgz a magazine for the voice of the homeless ( under the pen name Ru mi), Smalltown Monthly, Crisis Chronicles, Cheap and Eazy Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Twizted Tungz, Fearless, Voices From The Fire, Bedroom Anatomy Lessons, The Rye Whiskey Review, The Black Shamrock, River Dog Magazine #1, Fevers of the Mind, Be About It #18, Americans & Others anthology, A Cooch Behar American poetry Anthology, Strange Gods From The Prairie: A Gasconade Review Anthology, The Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts: OMNIBUS vol 1., and Cajun Mutt Press Features. He has three books of poetry published; Oracles From A Strange Fire co-authored by National Beat Poet Laureate Ron Whitehead published by Cajun Mutt Press, then Pistol City Blues & Madison Street Screams and Smoke Break Poems published by Dead Man’s Press Ink. 47, he lives and writes in Austin, Indiana. https://tinyurl.com/ne6m3j73

other links to click:

July 2022 Poetry Showcase from Merritt Waldon

Poems by Merritt Waldon: Strange Visitations & more poems for people

Poem by Kushal Poddar : The Smile Craft (for Merritt Waldon)

A Quicksilver Trilling by David L O’Nan : Poetry & Writing style lyrics inspired by Dylan

An Ode To Tessa While in New York by David L O’Nan (From Before I Turn Into Gold)

In 1961…In 1961 by David L O’Nan (from Before I Turn Into Gold Anthology)

A Fevers of the Mind Interview/Promo piece with Ron Whitehead, U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate

Current bio for Fevers of the Mind’s David L O’Nan editor/writing contributor to blog.

Hard Rain Poetry: Forever Dylan Anthology available today!

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

Bare Bones Writings Issue 1 is out on Paperback and Kindle

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

1 comment

  1. Life is a mystery: an enigma. It is both an exquisite joy and a nightmare. A complicated jigsaw to make of what we will. (Am glad I came…) Merritt sounds a troubled soul. Do hope he is not. xx

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