re/mix-pablo neruda’s one hundred love sonnets xvii vs. public enemy’s fight the power

spring has sprung and clearing out the apartment to make room for a cat whose sleep schedule is the exact opposite from mine has revealed the new/old projects that bring me joy.

this one is one that i will finish over the next few weeks. it came out of writer’s bootcamp and is a poetry mashup exercise. the titles are all folded over, so i’m just grabbing two at a time (yes, i took them all at the end) and seeing who wrote them afterwards. this morning’s surprise begat this re/mix (after three edits):

love obscures things hittin’ your heart

problems and pride live dimly in the dark

so close to an arrow of carnations

reactions speak louder than words so don’t be afraid to

listen if you’re missin’ sweaty imaginations

love the tight aroma

of another summer sound

that doesn’t bloom but carries

forms a closed hand on my dreams

i love you like this because

it seems that i don’t know

i don’t love you.

i’m developing some structure to my writing sundays, and today i discovered just how effective two hours of mining can be, and that’s just what i’m committing to doing.

mine.

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