I’ve got a bit of travel on in the next few weeks, which means there will be some articles coming – and I’d love to tell you about my start to finish resources that I use as an author (from AppSumo to ZZZZZ), Five essential author tools (including Evernote), and Sleep Hygiene for horror writers. […]
I’ve been asked a lot lately about my poetry – that I’ve written, published and unpublished. I’m going to find it a bit difficult to lay my hands on some of it that I wrote for Uni, but I’ve said I’d do my best.
But for a start, I present for your enjoyment, Rollercoasters.
Dual bands of purple
fading scratches on my hand
rollercoaster tracks I ride every day
Up, up, tick, tock
breathless the plateau runs
a rhythm tree-climb, slows till,
each day is a blink
a kaleidoscope of edges
and control that melts
inhibitions and reality
I hold, hanging
on a line, an edge
Dipping through safety,
riding the breaker’s wave
relief that tastes bitter almond
and salty soft.
Stuck in a breath, I feel only pain, creaking
the world darkens, focus on
me, in a shrinking spotlight
I scratch out more tracks
Pay, in advance for the next ride,
I see, my despised chameleon core
And nothing more
caught, then shock, I begin again
waving through normality
on a ride that never ends.
(c) D Kai Wilson-Viola, 2012