Runaway Sodality

By Sophie Jayne Wortham

d

 

r

 

o

 

w

 

n in
the cold black pond of yourself

 

 

 

 

 

continue dancing delicately on the shattered glass

 

 

( while the fragments of a mind still soa

 

r )

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cacoethes possesses

nought n

o

w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

cognizance is born of the absence

of all those things that

never did exist

 

 

 

the crepuscular gloom h

a

n

g

s

 

wearily in the sky

 

 

time

will

elapse

into

a

memorial

wound

 

solicit the sleep

to dream of another ocean where you

 

f

l

o

a

t

 

shall you wait?

 

 

 

 

for now I will blend the bitterness of wanting you

 

with the weight of l

o

s

i

n

 

g you......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i will s I n k into the silver sky that resides so singularly in the life that has become you....

 


 

 

 

(daedal layout but

the mind denied)

 

 

 

 

 

adorned with intricacy, delicacy, the

ingenuity of one who should never have f

a

l

l

e

n

 

 

 

into the moss pit where the intricacy splits and never really mattered anyway...

 

 

 

you would have walked to the corners of the earth but you didn’t know ..

F

A

L L I

N G

 

 


 

D

E

C

 

L

I

V

I

T

Y

 

the distal...

 

 

 

 

 

detaches dolorously

 

 

is this all that it is

to be

sequestered

?

A T

C T E

S R lives unlived left to lull...

E

D

 


 

 

 

 

eschew

 

 

(as you would to stay

in the place reserved for

y

 

o

u)

 

 

 

 

 

a consolidated consciousness resides in a darkening mind to

comprise

the truth

which

no one ever

utters

 


 

f

a

l

l

i

n

 

g

 

frayed feet faintly fall on the furling not above

in-between but

 

 

beneath

 

succumb to the seduction of the

layered filtered claustrophilia

 

(the apple trees will flourish chaotically but then

now let’s hear)

 

deluge narcissistic

 

becomes the necessity

 

unaware if necessary we shall walk falling with every

step

 

(from the corners of this earth we shall flock here when I plunge together we will be as one)

 


 

elide, omit

 

 

 

admit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

M

B

R

 

O

G

 

L

I O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

syncopation infects till location becomes permanently ambiguous

 


 

the vision of lucubration

 

(I shall lay by candlelight never knowing how to understand the inexplicable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

become the lucubration

the meditation in retirement

mediation

 

 

 

 

 

 

(the infected thoughts that ate away until the decision was made

swarm through the mind of the eye that wishes to still be able to perceive truth.....)

 

 

 

i shall perceive believe and it will

believe

 


 

Is to impetrate to fail in this listless space

you

designate to yourself?

 

 

retreat or entreat the duty remains

 

 

 

o l i o

l i o

l i o

 

 

 

(the
weal
that
we
dese
rve
is bou
nd
to occu
r)

 

 

 

 

 

 

would you walk to the corners of the earth to stop the falling?....

 

 

 

 

 

 

consanguineous

it is you who

relies on

 

 

 

 

 

the ullage of life is e v a p o r a t I n g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

palpitate and wait

 


 

prevaricate depart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

equivocation evade

 


 

the fragments of a mind

 

 

a r

s o

 

 

 

across the mottled sky

 

 

 

masked by the curled smoke of dry leaves

 

 

 

 

 

(the incessant chiding of the hollow I becomes

less necessary to exist, suddenly fragility poisons the

mind)

 

 

synchronicity equivalent to the multiplicity that defines that aroma of sweetness lingering

 

attempt to inveigle, ingenuity does not flatter it speaks true to that which is left behind

(shine

through

)

 


 

the threshold of a muddled mind

 

 

 

 

dwindles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in pallid dreams of

looseness...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

longing for and lucidities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a noiseless momentum of TRUTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d I s i n t e g r a t i n g into an emptiness

 


 

welded in the inviolate interim

 

not above

inbetween

below

 

 

 

 

 

S tuck in the c l

o t t e d constraint

 

 

 

S I n g I n g C l I n g I n g Conjoining

 

 

 

 

we may plunge with
glazed fascination
a naïve conception
of what it really means
to exist externally from
the soul

 

 

 

will you follow with indecencies into a state of quietus we shall acquit repress?

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subaqueous silence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

the again will begin...

 

after decades of hiding in this skin energy

 

of intention, redemption

 

 

 

 

 

you do not remain in the place reserved for you woven delicately

between the leaves of glass....

 

the little
pieced together
world
you reside shines
buries its light
in the veracity as if one
splashed in the water
lost by one’s own tears

 

 

(now you stumble with every

step)

 


 

ululating as only the relatives of martyrs may

 

 

 

 

may you say the wish to break and ululate

break and ulutate

break and ululate

break and ulutate

break and ululate

break and ululate

break and ululate

 

 

 

(in temporality you shall be waiting not breaking the

desire to howl for the one who has gone into an eternal night of lightness)

 

 

see through the cr

ack

s of the windowpanes

 

 

 

 

we may be together as one
when the light is undone

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rain splinters eyes

 

 

 

verdant in spring