I suppose I could settle
in the embrace
of this plateau.
I suppose I could stop
jolting about-
striking hard
the way I often do.
I suppose I could hold myself
to standards
that beguile you-
murmuring my own highs to sleep.
and yeah,
I suppose I flit around
too often
and rummage too deep
and I suppose
I could loosen the grip
and bury myself in
or teeter on a steep.
I suppose I could even strip
all the matted and wild
and lend myself to query
and quarry.
I suppose I could..
but the dusk is set.
and my lightness is so bereft
of you and of could
that it is sudden and clear
that a lover should become
a loved and a loved
should become just
as in
some other- .
my dear.

– Sheila Sea

35 thoughts on “plateau.

  1. The “work” of a relation ship going into dry dock nicely penned.
    Best lines for me:
    “how a lover
    should become
    a once loved
    and a once loved
    should simply
    become just
    some other.”

    Unlike Mahalramos, didn’t quite understand “β€œof you and of could..” But I’m a guy, so I’ll chalk it up to that. But it fits in the pattern.

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    1. lmao.. oh there you are!
      how do you know I’m not a guy, huh?

      To explain the line is:

      “and my lightness is so bereft
      of you and of could”

      I’m unloading. I am bereft of the person and “the could’ve been”. I like playing with words. Does that make sense?

      Glad you liked it, always a pleasure to hear from you! πŸ™‚


  2. do you perform spoken word?(i had to ask)
    if not you should think about it the rawness in the material demands to jump of the paper(or screen in my case) and come alive.I probably can’t but i would love to hear you perform your stuff.

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      1. i see you’re bespectacled like me do that trick where you don’t wear your spectacles so you don’t get i wind of the crowd’s reaction.As long as you’re in that poetry corner just you and the words the crowd will absolutely love it.Of that i am certain.


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