Part of the monad, this one is a bit drawn out. It took me a while to get it to a decent point, I’m not happy with it, it makes me sad. I read it and it’s not beautiful to me, it’s wet and teary, like melting hands…

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10 thoughts on “ALPINE

  1. dear johnny, if i may be so bold, i would say that perhaps part one of this pair feels very graphic, more literally visceral and bloody and externally painful in a way that i have not seen before from you in your english language poetry, whereas part two returns to your more romantic description–full and lush even as it describes the pain of abandonment in the wilderness.

    both parts have strengths, and in my reading, part one is you exploring a slightly different voice? and as i re-read, i can see that both parts fit together in a beautiful way. as always, lovely to see a new poem from you!

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    1. I thank you Mariah, your comments are always so nice.
      I’m not sure… I’m not really aware lately of where my pieces have gone, or are going, as I’m a bit phased off. Part one of Alpine just came out that way. I began by wanting a climb, as the title implies, but then, I just didn’t get there in the poem itself, and part two is just me falling down, I suppose. Perhaps, just like the poetic subject, I myself got lost in my words.
      They shall return to normal soon, once I’m fully myself again.
      Thank you, again, you are priceless.

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