I jotted this down while listening to "Shiny Happy People"


The light swirled around her, as if afraid to land.
Feeling simultaneously honoured and unworthy.
I feel the same.
Practiced unawareness.
(Em)powered by eyes on her.
Protested indifference.
Yes… you.
In the angelic orchestra of her voice,
only I can hear that one sharp note.
Pushing me closer and closer to freedom.
A sneer in smile’s clothing.
I’ve seen behind the green curtains
of the windows to her soul.
It’s… almost unappealing enough.


2 Responses to “I jotted this down while listening to "Shiny Happy People"”

  1. 1 JenBun

    “A sneer in smile’s clothing”– excellent line.

    I really like that you share writing– fiction, poetry, etc.– with all of us. It usually makes me want to step away from the blog for a second and go write something else, too. It’s all well and good that we write about ourselves a bunch, but I love the imagination, the imagery, the playfulness of the words, and the use of different forms that come from writing in different styles.

    Also, I appreciate that you put the title of the song you were listening to right in the title of the post. Last time, I got duped.

  2. 2 Wormer

    “A sneer in smile’s clothing”
    OOOO! I like that line too!

    Very clever Peter. Colour me impressed.

    That’s right, I said ColoUr.

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