Smaller Rings around Larger Circles

Surely, you mean like ‘Closer Together’, right?
… of course, you go off topic, completely,
with a one word answer ‘Disseminate’.
‘Frustration’ is a headfirst clumsy fall
… into a mind-numbing, mental awkwardness,
and the word ‘Relinquish’ is deceptive
… for it ‘Gives’ far more than it ‘Takes’.
Okay, I’m gonna just let you do your ‘Flow’
… tell me about those ‘Acoustic Sections’
you’ve been solo-hearing within ‘Pauses’
Her brushstrokes? Whose brushstrokes?
… ah, I see, ‘She Is Brushstrokes’,
I get why you like her, she’s eerily distracting.
Hey, you’re Sketching again, let’s have a look
… there’s a lot of energy going on, what is it?
‘Glass-Blown Perfumed Smoke… Exploding!’
Wow, those bottom ‘Curves’ are like Wounds.
Oh, your ‘Brain’ was made to do so much more
than just plain, old Cartography, boy…
explain again, please, how Clocks ground you,
whilst Time itself makes your Soul
Expand like Summer-warm wooden doorframes,
and the brilliance of simplicity is always unspoken
… and off you walk, hand-in-hand, with a smile.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.