Tuesday, 27 March 2012

DSM-IV Code: Not Specified


Image: Duane Michals

Look at me,
really look at me,
look past my beauty,
see me,
see the inner me,
the ugly side
wherein resides
the me who gloats
as I pull off
the wings
of living
breathing things.

He loves me,
he loves me not,
he loves me.

My handsome one,
I detest your goodness,
despise its vulnerability. 
You will dance my dance.
Sing to my tune.  
I pick petals off the
most exquisite blooms.

He loves me,
he loves me not,
he loves me, loves me!

Anna :o]

With thanks to Tess at The Mag for the inspiration.

25 comments:

Sagittarian said...

So lovely..:) Thanks for sharing..:) Keep it up! :)

moondustwriter said...

I like your title - realizing that's where the message to this woman's dilemma starts

Little Nell said...

Now that’s a damaged mind! I like the insistence to look beyond the beauty. We should do this more often I think.

Jinksy said...

And everybody has a shadow side...

Kathe W. said...

oh boy- the darker side of beauty...excellent

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the way you wove "he loves me, loves me not" into your piece...

Martin said...

There's always so much going on, within, isn't there? Nice poem.

Gail said...

Creepy in a good way.

Daydreamertoo said...

Yes, we do do that, don't we. Pull the petals or wings off things, at whim. Great imagery used.

ninotaziz said...

Love the reference to that old daisy game sing song along...Didn't we all pluck daisies once?

Helen said...

I wonder how many of us really look that deeply into each other ... wonderful Mag!

Kutamun said...

Love it when the mirror starts talking like that !

Luke Prater said...

Heavy duty. And it hurts. Which means you've done a great job as poet :)

Sreeja said...

That's really a different take and interesting to read.....nice poem.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your welcome comments folks!

Anna :o]

Lydia said...

Oooh, this is wicked, Anna. Uncomfortably perfect take on this image.

Brian Miller said...

nice..great title to this...and pulling the wings off living things...that is def evocative itself...like the flowers....

~T~ said...

Ooohh, creepy!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you Lydia, Brian and T.

Anna :o]

manicddaily said...

Ah. She's that kind of mirror-looker! Kind of scary but very effective! K.

manicddaily said...

Ah. She's that kind of mirror-looker! Kind of scary but very effective! K.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for your kind comment K.

Anna :o]

Dr Erhumu said...

Hehehe, "as i pull off the wings of living breathing things", reminds me of ladies' fascination with buying Brazilian hair as attachments in this part of the world.

Yun Yi said...

passionate! nicely done!

Laura Maria said...

Love it! Sorry I didn't stop by sooner this week (visiting from the Pantry). I appreciate your visit to my blog :)