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Does the theme of disconnection speak to you? Some of my poetry is very bleak – but it speaks my truth.

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Out of Phase

It’s not my territory
And I feel the outer circle
The edge between the in and out.

I sit,
alone

while inner-tension builds

I’m strangely out of phase,

Distortion-pedalled, yet
disconnected to the energy
that flows, and fills the room
with sound.

I slowly fade into the in-between
I take the space
Beyond the in. I’m out

I find
– the nowhere land
where isolation rules –

and think of nothing

but where to put
my hands
and look
my eyes

and how to be
so still
no air
ripples.

The outer circle,
The nowhere land

The edge alone

Copyright Jean Law   1990-2017

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4 Replies to “Does the theme of disconnection speak to you? Some of my poetry is very bleak – but it speaks my truth.”

  1. Disconnection… absence… it really sounds and is familiar to me!
    LOved this one, too!
    But … it’s ALSO your territory… I think it is. As it is mine.
    Maybe a way our mind has found out to rest for a while… to isolate itself for a while… to hide from the body and play ‘hide and seek’ with the outer world, sort of floating…
    Maybe another “dimension” we can be in, for seconds, minutes, without being aware of it… and then being aware of, when others “awake” us for the first time…
    Maybe even a “state of grace”. The “in-between” territory. The ‘nowhere land’ belongs no one, but our “absent mind”. And somehow it’s just peaceful and perfect. “Starring at the vacuum”. Lovely!

    Really LOVE your poetry.

    Celeste

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