November 14, 2020 by petrujviljoen

seeking the original confusion, a re-
turn to the irresponsible chaos as a way
out of the dead end of not-love. a self-
ish not-respond, banging, rending having-
come-so-close. anything. Anything! – so
the beating the pain to hollow dumb numb-
ness. burying the diabolical pattern of love-

TSM 134

Linked to The Sunday Muse 134

20 thoughts on “not-love

  1. Golly gosh…wasn’t expecting that…..

  2. Susie Clevenger says:

    The cold hard truth of love not love. Great writing!

  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Love/not love. It seems some days that not love is winning but I have to believe in the end it will defeat all this darkness.

  4. hedgewitch says:

    Chilling, vivid ekphrasis.

  5. wyndolynne says:

    Love the phrase “original confusion”–surely a perfect phrase for a reset.

  6. qbit says:

    Wonderful. Love the head-banging cadence!

  7. memadtwo says:

    The original confusion..and the wheel just keeps on turning…(k)

  8. Carrie V. H. says:

    It surely is a painful thing indeed! Wonderful writing Petru!!

  9. coalblack says:

    Now I have Jethro Tull’s “This Is Not Love” stuck in my head! Fantastic take on the kmage!

  10. Jim says:

    It’s hard to hurt your love, words and thoughts of hurtful blows lead to destruction (1) of that love and eventually (2) of the bad actor him/herself.
    Nice write.

  11. Helen Dehner says:

    Doesn’t get much better than a beautifully composed stream of consciousness poem. Bravo.

  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    A dose of love-not-love can indeed turn one’s world upside down!

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