Scrapbook Blues

Skimming through history at break-neck velocity

Losing my mind while snapshots take over me

Turn the page!

Wondering if you know I’m here

Thinking I see you everywhere and nowhere

It’s all the same!

I know that we’ve gone on alone

And we wander through the darkness we own

It never ends!

These paper cuts run so deep

I feel you on my lap asleep

Get out of my head!

The glue under these polaroids is just too strong

I can’t pull them out ’cause I waited too long

Be careful!

You’re plastered on the walls of my boudoir

Caving in as it shakes me to my core

Please help me!

I can’t breathe as the floodgates burst open

Submerged in the images that I let in

It’s too late!

Striking a pose while I hold the frame of a .44 Magnum

A flash of the camera leaves me still and undone

Say cheese!

15 comments

  1. topoet · July 12, 2018

    of course now ‘scrap books’ have been replaced by Instagram 🙂

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    • The One-Eyed Angel · July 12, 2018

      Of course! I was just feeling retrospective LOL

      Liked by 1 person

  2. magnoliajem · July 12, 2018

    Reading this really stirred emotions……pain, grief, nostalgia. Then I got to the .44 Magnum.*That* was unsettling! Good writing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • The One-Eyed Angel · July 12, 2018

      Thank you! I originally wasn’t going to put that in, but I wanted a shocking ending.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Veena · July 25, 2018

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    Liked by 1 person

    • The One-Eyed Angel · July 25, 2018

      I will as soon as I can!

      Liked by 1 person

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    • The One-Eyed Angel · July 29, 2018

      Thank you! I’ll check out the link when I can.

      Like

  5. jamiepeters48 · July 28, 2018

    Since

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  6. Veena · August 28, 2018

    Hey ! Where are you ?

    Like

    • The One-Eyed Angel · August 28, 2018

      I haven’t felt inspired in like a month. Been very busy. I’ve been working on a new poem lately though! How are you?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Veena · August 28, 2018

        Great ! Will love to read your post. I put up one yesterday and was reminded about you so I thought I’d check. Take care.

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      • The One-Eyed Angel · August 28, 2018

        Thanks! You too! I will check out your post!

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