Grrr-ipped – Jennifer Patino (Thistle Thoughts)


Punk music docs
to blast the rocks–
no, these are
vicious boulders
ingrained in me,
damming up
the tear flow

Tunnel vision:
grey figures,
silhouettes that
only I can see
Head bangs,
vice grip
around a neck
Clanging chains,
forced to neglect
all shades of
grossed intellect

isn’t something
I can grovel for,
I have trouble
with my knees,
with my worried
stomach          I’m shuddering
outside the door
of relief,
begging for re-entry,
for a paradisiacal reprieve

Please, please,
lightning bolts on my back,
release me from this
snake strike, from this
merciless humid attack
Turn up the volume
to drown the
of safe & sound
that’s trying to infiltrate
this frigid sickroom

Seems counterproductive
& self-destructive,
but it’s just
how I gotta live

for more thistles and bristly thoughts, click on over to read some Jennifer:

Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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