Beneath.

Beneath dark God’s stares, the flowers alone give life to silence ideation; on our hands thrashes
the dream,
waiting for our urns in the springtime, the ocean barely stirs between its skeletal waves—even on
our hands, it thrashes the dream.

I live in the drought, seeds extracted and exorcised in the rain; we die. I grew from father’s
Achilles heel,
and in the ashes of the starlight, the night feasts on boney thorns that picked from our hands,
thrashes the dream.

Volatile, the ocean deciphers hypnotic waves in salt winds, inkling forgiveness
freshly invited, but only fertile in the sewn in postponed light from the sun that thrashes our
dreams.

Slice the seeds with your hands, laughter stole the born, laugh in his face too; the sea panders
like the soul, and we taunt its injustice to our depravity that thrashes the dream.

Aromatic ice chips on the glass, revels in unbridled chaos; a bride’s brigade of blood,
laughter’s pride claws instead, appearing soon left for dead like the thrashes of a dream

that keeps me awake as I stare out the window blankly, bled the silence in abandon
a shame of lonely venom that echoes back into the wind from a refracted mind, thrashing like the
dream

I had the other night; I trembled, knowing it’d be the death
of me if I kept repeating it over and over, that thrashed dream;

it kills a part of me intimately, curled and muting; I carve my skeletal fingers to the ebbs
of shadows that reverse, surfacing thoughts in a tempest cold, thrashing like the dream.

© 2020 Pseudopsychosis All Rights Reserved.


First appeared in Variant Lit’s Second Chance Anthology in mid 2020.


11 thoughts on “Beneath.”

    1. Oh god, Ingrid, that is immensely kind of you. Whenever I get my poetry manuscript sorted out, you’re the first one I’m reaching out to. ❤ ❤ Thank you so much.

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  1. Amazing poem Lucy! Every line is a gem! And the repetition of the phrase ‘thrashes the dream’ in all its variations here is like an incantation! How meaning grows as I read the poem and how it takes me to different realms! And the range of imagery it creates is simply spectacular! Absolutely marvellous writing!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Dominic. That means a lot to me, and I wish I remembered more of why I wrote this one the way I did, I think it wasn’t only to hammer the point home, but I think I also wanted to mix things up with my style? See, now, I wish I kept notes on my poetry headspace lol.

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