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A Poem With Colours Instead of Eyes

Poetry Microdose: Day 21

By Stevi-Lee AlverPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
A Poem With Colours Instead of Eyes
Photo by Mickael Gresset on Unsplash


this poem is musical metaphor. what i mean is

it's about Philip Glass and Metamorphosis.

this poem has colours instead of eyes. what i mean is 

it's about Maggie Nelson's obsession with blue.


is there really a man 

whose eyes leak blue?


this poem listens to the colours of glass. what i mean is 

it's about a solo piano. a series of blue notes.

a discord. a harmony. a flat five. 

a darkness. a story.


i once heard a man 

read Kafka over Glass


this poem is repetition insisting. what i mean is

it's about becoming the breath of sound.

this poem is the kindness of cruelty. what i mean is 

it's about monstrous vermin on a precipice of glass.


this poem is stalactite filled lungs 

transforming voices to ice.

this poem is the repetition of breath 

shattering mosaic eyes.

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Stevi-Lee Alver is an Australian writer and tattoo artist. She lives in the middle of Brazil with her wife. She loves bush walks and waterfalls but misses the ocean.

This poem is part of the drains of her mind collection.

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About the Creator

Stevi-Lee Alver

Australian writer and tattoo artist based in Brazil. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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  • Stevi-Lee Alver (Author)12 months ago

    Thank you, Brenton

  • Brenton F12 months ago

    That was a pleasure to read - pure and simple brilliance!

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