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Swimming in Glue

any stroke will do

By Brenton FPublished about a month ago 1 min read

my many delusions


both with;

and against me

my days are long

and often blue

my night are darker

shaded through

and through

and through


the viscosity

of my dilemmas

keeps my head

above this

mucilage mire

of my making

this self-made

melted horse morass

is so fucking real

i wish i was faking

i can feel it

in me and around me



upside down

i can feel it

overwhelm me

and that's why

it feels like

i'm swimming

in glue

this is all me

nothing to do

with you

and now

i feel like

i'm swimming

in glue

im not lost

im found

and this

in itself

is nothing unique

or new

sad poetry

About the Creator

Brenton F

It's just a token of my extreme - Frank Zappa

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Comments (5)

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Fabulous and fitting song! Mucilage great addition - loved your poem.

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Powerful piece. The feeling of swimming in glue alone is terrifying. Well done!

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Yes, indeed.

  • Kodahabout a month ago

    "I feel like I'm swimming in glue". This poem hit me on such a deep level. Incredible work💌

  • Andrew C McDonaldabout a month ago

    This is powerful and evocative Brenton. Truly excellent work.

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