Sunday, September 16, 2007

the ledge

narrow. jagged edge crumbling.
long, dark, heavy curtain walls.
surrounding.
bottomless nothing.
black ceiling crowding.
dead sound. echoless.
leaden air.
blind to light.
balance wavering.
no grasp. no grip.
tottering.
waiting. numb.
deaf.

18 comments:

kdzu said...

Whew !

Corby said...

hmmm... sounds like we are in a similar precarious spot

-Corby

Jean said...

Larry - when the black mood strikes, it hits hard.

Corby - a bit shakey, but it will turn.

Sparrow said...

I'm getting you one of these!

Jean said...

Sparrow - a lantern?... ha!.. oookkkk :)

LL said...

Can I join you on that ledge?

Winston said...

By the time I finished reading this, I could feel myself slipping, beginning to fall into the blackness below. Even the physical structure of your words on the page, or screen, starts with a wider ledge that crumbles away to the narrow grip of "deaf."

Excellent, Jean...

boneman said...

darkness is truly a place, I'll sure garantee you that.

But, if y'close yer eyes real hard and put your hand over your eyes...light will seep in from who-knows-where.
At first it'll be dim, but the more you try to explore the phenomenon, the brighter it will get.

Then again, just walk across the room and turn the lights back on. Dark is for bats....
you, on the other hand, belong in the liht.
Where we can see you.

Irrelephant said...

Jean dear, is the creeping forth of Winter's shaky hand starting to get you? I agree with Boneman--you're a creature of the light.

ArtfulSub said...

I don't get it.

Jean said...

LL - sure... maybe two can hold on better than one.

Thank you, Winston.

Berry - I'm still here. Sun's coming up.

Irrelephant - It isn't the winter, sweet man. Just a mood, passing already.

as - yes, you do.

Valerie - Still Riding said...

I offer you a hand, friend.
The dark is not so scary
when
we share it.

I walk it with you.

Jean said...

Thank you, dear.

I. Vadinoff said...

Dark... a truly wondrous thing once you get over the initial shock of total vulnerability. Total darkness, without all of the light pollution we experience, allows your other senses to broaden their horizons. Now, when you combine total darkness and total silence... ahhh... now your are in a "place" that allows your other senses experiences beyond the normal realms of sight and sound, but of mind... yeah... Rod Serling knew, but be very careful to remember that 99% of what you think you see and hear, are all in the mind. It's the 1% that will drive you mad if you're not careful...

When I hear your words going over in my mind, it is very easy to see pictorially what your words say, they are very graphic, however I think they tell a story beyond just standing on a slowly dissolving ledge...

Jean said...

i. vad... - you have a very detailed mind. Interesting.
...isn't there always a story under the story? :)

I. Vadinoff said...

If there isn't a story under a story, then writing and reading the written word would be extremely boring!

RobC said...

WoW... I have had glimpses like that too. I feel a kindred soul.
I love your work by the way... makes mine pale in comparison. I don't know how you can be so prolific either. I have to be in a very dark place or on a parabolic high... :-)

Jean said...

i vad... - heh... true.

robc - kind words, sir. Thank you.