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
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,
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.
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.