Friday, July 17, 2009

Interstitial Musculature


My Dishonest Heart ~ Audrey Kawasaki

And as I become, delicately unravelling, that monster with butterfly wings
And a dragonfly heart
Whose smile crooked-toothed reveals that cracked truth webbed
Between the bones of my ribs
And the air in my lungs
And from whence a hypocrite swore oath of allegiance
To nothing
Save the idea; the fabricated framework of love

20 comments:

subtorp77 said...

Deep...and really spot on about the alligence, here.

The painting speaks tomes...

jadedj said...

"And from whence a hypocrite swore oath of allegiance
To nothing Save the idea"

I love that line.

James Higham said...

A few problems on the romantic front, Pisces, not unlike the Bard?

Yodood said...

Gulp {:•}

Jimmy Bastard said...

Strongly phrased, and penned with real venom and frailty of heart.

Mariana Soffer said...

Good poem!
Wee are becoming living death, and we are all getting iron lungs.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Subby & Jadedj: the allegiance is to love

James: Not so - this one was written as a result of having too much to drink :)

Yodood: hahaha

Jimmy: you got it - the venom is self directed.

Mariana: that's me - a fish in an iron lung :D

the walking man said...

It is interesting. You call it an allegiance to love PI but I see especially in the use of the word "fabricated" something else.

One of my sons married and a year later his wife decided she didn't want to married anymore. She loved the idea of the wedding and the grab bag of gifts that came with but not the reality of the purpose of the marriage.

*shrug*

Pisces Iscariot said...

Walking man: the fabricated refers to the framework, not to the love. Love does not exist in a vacuum, after the initial rush it requires a framework to keep it in place.
*shrug*

James Higham said...

A find time to break in to print too, might I add.

subtorp77 said...

Pisces, she was never deserving of my allegiance :(

Cinnamon said...

I like the way you title your poetry- your titles always have significance.

I like the idea that the truth about ourselves, the essence of our 'self', our ability to love or not, to form relationships, or not, is 'webbed' into our core; is 'interstitial' in the framework of our flesh and bones.

Some might say this is our soul.

Can this essence, this truth, be influenced or changed for better or worse, or is it so elemental that it is what it is, just needing to be revealed?

Pisces Iscariot said...

James: Any time is a 'find' time to break into print :D

Subby: you're better off now then

Cinnamon: I like your take on this. I believe that that essence can be changed (preferably for the better). It comes back to the framework mentioned above - love requires the admission that one is not perfect, one is willing to modify, and both parties may find the strength to do so within the framework they have constructed.

Cinnamon said...

Mmmm...food for thought....you seem to imply that the framework is permanent. So the building of the framework in the first place is important.

Glad you think that the essence can be changed.

Pisces Iscariot said...

My theory is that the framework is (in essence) the vows we make to one another and, just as importantly, to ourselves.

Yodood said...

As with all ephemeral pleasures the fabricated framework drafted to grasp security skewers even the least possesive requiring requition when natural impermanence occurs.

Hoisted upon the petard with which we sought to pin it down.

Cinnamon said...

@ Yodood- as one whose framework did eventually prove ephemeral, I disagree that impermanence is natural or inevitable. Those who build their frameworks with thought and care and who are willing to modify as PI says, and allow their essence to be moulded together, are those who find truth about themselves, and love. Sadly not my own experience but I know people who have been able to achieve this.

subtorp77 said...

Pisces, I like to think so but still, the frame-work is in place tho' the foundation may not be so solid...

@Cinnamon, the thought and care I can and have had to modify. Unfortunately, the frame-work ends up getting altered and one finds ones-self crawling back into his/her cocoon...

Liza Ursu said...

"My theory is that the framework is (in essence) the vows we make to one another and, just as importantly, to ourselves."
I like your theory.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Yodood: - aw shucks - does that mean the wedding is off then :D

Subby: need some underpinning there pal

Liza: It's always nice to be quoted *fanx* >ooD