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Cartoon 

by David O'Nan 

I am a cartoon

Spawned out of sedatives and the undressing of social ghosts

From another era, a misplaced shadow

Picked up by his brain, and placed into the grey

The black and white mingling with the colours of evergreen 

              grass

And sunshine

Only on days beyond the pale

The Programmed moments to feel human

Soon the eclipsing, back to the litter

The polluting of liar’s kisses

The youth that have regressed from freedom to greed

I am a cartoon

All eyes wanting a joke, you have become the joke

Smiles are for the pretty, the handsome

The crooked money ticklers

The sensual succubus teasing you into a melting,

staining thought

Restraint, your control

Faceless, soul non-existent

Your mouth dry,

drawn on by the hedonistic mystery of power

You are tattooed in the rust of their hearts

All eyes are fake, to you

Their spinning, dancing words are dreams, to you 

When they move by you fast like a motor’s hum

Trying to inject their life inside your bubble

Puncturing the ink from my skin

They are annoying, to you I am a cartoon

Murdered from the loving, peaceful world we knew many 

              vastly shaded moons ago...

and placed into this,

whatever this is?

The unknowing, the apprehension, the reality

Placed into the soil to resurrect mania

Buried into this soil to alleviate trusting

A cartoon always wonders if he’ll make it to the next page. 


Cartoon was copied from David O'Nan's "the Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers" with permission from the author. 


About David

He has 2 Poetry & Short Stories books currently on Amazon "the Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers" which is a collection of poetry over a 15 year time frame, & the follow up "All of Our Fears in Tunnels". He is currently the Editor in Chief & contributor to "The Fevers of the Mind Poetry & Art Digest" established in March 2019 which has one issue out in June. Issue 2 is in the works currently.   Influenced by writers such as Leonard Cohen, Sylvia Plath, Jack Kerouac, Townes Van Zandt, Phil Ochs & many others.  Twitter is @DavidLONan1 and for the Fevers of the Mind bookzine is @feversof.   Facebook is also DavidLONan1 .  He has also had work published in Dark Marrow Magazine, and an upcoming book about ALS with some tribute pieces to his father.  He has been reading and writing poetry for over 16 years including Poetry nights dedicated to Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, and Jeff Buckley. And has read throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.