i’m walking around in that same old rain
each tired drop splats a fresh clichรฉ
i’ve been so scared for the longest time
but, really, can i shrink any more?
when i’m hung out to dry, how small will i be?

isn’t this all just a bad dream?
this can’t be the world we live in
breathe it in, boy, the sun at your back
sun kisses, you fool, sun kisses for you
the sun kisses her shoulders too

i’m a stranger burning beneath a fake sky
where there’s smoke there’s chimneys
she’s got a severe case of the chiminy changas
and i’m not supposed to notice that, but…
so help me, i do


17 thoughts on “osmose

  1. thefeatheredsleep says:

    Sorry for not seeing this until now, was sick last week. Anyway so glad I didn’t totally miss it – for two reasons. One – you and Two – you. What you don’t know T is that your poetry is VERY BIT AS GOOD at your art is. And that is saying something. I actually would LOVE your poetry EVEN if I didn’t know you were an incredible artist. To be good at both, well it’s downright sickening and I adore it. This – this poetry here – it’s sadness at its best and I’m devouring your words. You are so damn talented.

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    • I am genuinely blushing here, C. That a poet of your calibre likes this is of great encouragement to me! (I’m glad you’re feeling better by the way, and saddened that you were ill in the first place!) ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • thefeatheredsleep says:

        Just allergies and the ‘dreaded lurgy’ whatever that is … thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Mostly I need you to know, you talk of others with caliber and you do not see your own. One of these days I’m going to tattoo that sucker somewhere that you will regret my friend ๐Ÿ˜‰ blush for false fancies not TRUTH my talented one, for you are, so much more than you know, I for one am a total sucker for your poetry, wish you’d write more (selfish I know) but never to the detriment of your art. Can’t you divide yourself? Two Tony’s side-by-side? One poetry, the other art? This I would like. Then I can take one and he can teach me to draw and think that way. In all seriousness, that’s such a compliment (truth though) because most need to reduce not divide! Most do not have the talent of one person let alone two!

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      • thefeatheredsleep says:

        Please keep writing your poetry. I know Tati is a superb poet but your work is really, really, really much much much (good luck in 3’s) better than YOU realize and I’m not the only one thinking that I know that for definite.

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      • thefeatheredsleep says:

        PS you know how we both don’t trust ‘sweet’ and ‘nice’ people sometimes because we think they must be hiding a nefarious sinister other side to them as sadly some do? well just know, mine is truth not kindness, but if truth be kind … ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

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