Polka Dot

I visited Yayoi Kusama’s Obliteration a few weeks ago and I loved how she used Polka Dots in the art. I’m not too sure if it was a form of destruction or a coping mechanism but it was really intriguing. So here’s a poem about it.

Forget the nature of worry
of the mundane
of the still
of the old
of the wary.

I am not dressed for a funeral,
a lost,
a struggle,
a fight,
a war.

I hold my breath in my camouflage,
in my suit
at my desk
in the bus
under the covers.

But the colours give me away.

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I’m Back

Hey all,

Thanks for being so patient while I took my Hiatus. I got really busy the past few months and I just needed some space to head back to writing again. I’m going to start posing again every Thursday!

So here it goes. I found a potential good opening line to a story in a book I was reading which went: “Happiness is like traveling on a small boat” so the poem below is inspired by that.

Happiness is found
while travelling on a small boat.
It is a place in still time,
the point where you stop
and stop.
It is a peace that comes
with gentle rocking
and open waters
and a cloudless sky.
It is clear
and silent
with an empty horizon:
a frozen landscape,
a void filled with a void,
everything to be expected.
and less.

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Somatic Mosaicism

Thoughts racing
down pathways
lighting up neutrons
in a never-ending
firework display.

Ideas buzzing
down familiar routes
and new connections;
a flurry of activity
bringing about new surprises.

A landscape in action,
turning into a collage of genomes
pieces together in our brains,
colourful mutations
reinventing the path
of mosaic individuality.

Note: This poem was inspired by the article Scientists Surprised to Find No Two Neurons Are Genetically Alike by Simon Makin.

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