lens on a recluse

Strange does fit the recluse, dresses up a bit the riddle of it.

Strange does fit the recluse,
    Dresses up a bit the riddle of it:
        The somehow extroverted introvert,
Who, for calm, cavorts from the couch in it.
    Far from friendless, he
                Unchooses the world’s insanity,
                    Unfurls his own berber fantasy
    On the ceiling of a daydream,
Vanishing into the weaving of it.

The world inside his head
    Is bigger than the world apart from it.
        His bed is Borealis-Basin-wide,
And, for dream, he’s willingly lost in it
    For what seems like days,
                Unfolding origami ripples
                    Underfoot of his racing away
    Into Morphean make-believe—
His boyish heart laughingly tossed in it.

    His thoughts are inside the inside-out box.
        His keys deadbolt the French freedom of it;
And, for range, he’s pardoned to speak rudely,
    Pace nudely in it,
                Uncork a presumed profundity
                    Underwritten by Verre de Merlot,
    And bloviate with Nobel blues—
Strange thinking, yeah, but less lonely in it.

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12 comments on “lens on a recluse

  1. Very creative piece here! Love the picture to go along with it as well! You’ve got my follow. Check out my comedy blog and give it a follow if you like it!

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  2. I can relate to this on so many levels. Lol… Sounds like someone needs to come rescue you from your cave of seclusion. 😉 Really hope you’re doing ok John. Have a wonderful rest of your week. 🙂

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    • Aw, thanks, Michelle! I’m fine in my cave! Trust me, it’s more a resting place than a hiding place! I’ve got plenty enough going on to pull me into pieces outside of it. I hope your week is full of wonder, as well…

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      • Well I’m glad to hear that… your girls won’t let you be a hermit for too long. Lol…. Thank you so much… 🙂

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  3. Anonymous


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    • I’m so grateful for your visit and your taking the time to share your thoughts! Plenty here to get lost in…so make yourself at home, my friend!


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