Lost, Found, Borrowed

The abstract kills, the concrete saves.

Sylvia Plath

I’m too old to hear
Let the broken record spin

I have found the proof
Of my convictions
I see no need

Where shhh happens

Thought Disorder: Incoherence – Also referred to as “word salad,” this disorganized thinking example affects the order of words and semantics, thus causing a struggle to create consistent speech.

Breathe absence
Like air
The nectar of despair

I stare into the oven
                                    and think of Plath
               Who, desperate
to end the suffering
   took the time
     to find a pillow
         to comfort
her resting head

I’m on borrowed time
With no idea
Where it can be

Weekly Theme:
Mind Vomit

Urban Dictionary:
mind vomit

The swift ejection of abstract ideas out of one’s head onto paper via a writing implement, keyboard or Dictaphone.
Often unstructured, incoherent and out of context, the mind vomit forms the starting point for any great literary endeavour.

29 thoughts on “Lost, Found, Borrowed

  1. Some of the best poems and literary works have commenced as “Mind Vomit” Mouse. 👍😁 I feel sorry for poor Sylvia Plath, she didn’t have it easy in her mind.

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    1. I don’t know if I thought of that or stole it 🤣 feels like it could be a bumper sticker on a librarians car.
      We are lucky here, libraries band librarians are still calm and quiet.

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      1. Sort of. Finn’s are notoriously quiet everywhere. And, I am still a foreigner in Finland. Book selection is limited.


  2. Good poem! This line, “I have found the proof Of my convictions I see no need To Study further”, speaks volume! It’s almost like you’re confessing and admitting to your faults instead of blaming others for your convictions!

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    1. Thank you. True.
      I was thinking along the lines of people set in their ways. People who only search for corroborating evidence and refuse anything to the contrary.

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  3. Ingenious stuff! This, in particular, is brilliant,
    “I’m on borrowed time
    With no idea
    Where it can be
    Your creativity is applaudable.🙂

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