Visions of the Future

Sleep disorders are common

being awake is difficult

when you see your past float by

as if you were on a ship

waving good bye.

Take me to a small deserted town

and lock me down

no escape plan

small grocery lists

and the visions of the future

are written across the sky

deciphered by so-called artists

who see mamas and papas

in drugstore alleyways

dreaming of all the times

Oklahoma had hurricanes

in yesterday’s tomorrow.

Pass the whiskey

down the line

of tortured souls

the b-line to the exit

gets longer

the scars deeper

the wounds shout out in haiku

too short for shelter

bring me shelter

the future looks too good

to handle

too sweet to taste

i can see its brilliance

not sure i want it now.

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18 comments

  1. KJoyWrites · January 7, 2016

    I love your writings.

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  2. thelonelyauthorblog · January 7, 2016

    Fresh and unique. You look ahead uncertain you want to embrace it. The contraditing words in the first two lines – classic Chrissy. You are amazing. BTW – love the new layout. The vista outside the balcony fitting for the Queen of Poetry.

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    • Chrissy · January 7, 2016

      I took all those pictures, thank you. That’s Santorini. The best view in the entire WORLD. Queen of Poetry, yeah right, you’re too much. Not even close to what I want to be. But I thank you for the compliment. I needed a change for the new year.

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      • thelonelyauthorblog · January 7, 2016

        The theme is perfect to highlight your work.. Good choice. Santorini is beautiful.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Chrissy · January 7, 2016

        thanks, it was painstaking, and yes Santorini is paradise

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  3. The Power&The Glory · January 7, 2016

    I need adjustment time to your new look

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Eric · January 7, 2016

    Boy, Do I know some of the feels in this. Beautiful as always Poetess. You speak right to my Heart. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jarrod C · January 8, 2016

    I often have dreams of my past that make me feel ghost ships are ever circling me. Hope you are well my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · January 8, 2016

      Those are the best dreams! Yes, Jarrod I am well, thank you. I hope you are as well

      Like

  6. Souldiergirl · January 8, 2016

    You’re so good- I love this, and you.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dustin · January 9, 2016

    Very nice, I love the visuals (it’s very magical escapism to me,) and the strong word choice. Lovely, my friend!:)

    Liked by 1 person

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