me and a tube of crazy glue


me and a tube of crazy glue

mud sucking at boots
covered in filth
yelling for help
but it never comes

slogging alone through
sulfur-stinking mud
insect ridden
leaches suck

quite awhile back it seems
I ignored the signs and dreams
the warning's of this dismal track
stuck in a bog there's no way back

long I've struggled on this way
long I've dreamt away the day
juggling long-lost memories
imprisoned in this sucking clay

one last sunrise calls my name
and now I've one last choice to make
stay here dreaming I'll expire
or pull myself up from this mire

my future's not so far away
I've just to make it through this day
out of this clay
get away.

and find a

bath, with sandlewood and oil of myrr
scents both herbal and demure
something that can make me pure
and feel whole again.

that and a bottle of bleach
to remove the stains you left on my heart
and a tube of crazy glue
so I can piece it back together.

and give it away
to be broken and muddied again.

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christhamF commented on me and a tube of crazy glue


I'm making my way through your poems..... and liking what I read, thank you.

cagallagher commented on me and a tube of crazy glue


Been there, far too many times, myself. Luckily for me, I have always found the path out. Seems that you have as well. The wonderful thing about crazy glue, it holds very well, but don't let your fingers get stuck together, we would miss your lines.

lithiumblack commented on me and a tube of crazy glue


This is such a distinct metaphor, it's a bit scary that such understanding can come from a human being when there isn't much to be had anymore...scary in the sense of what's lacking in the air around us. I can always relate to poetry that tugs at things long shoved aside, or takes images that we've tried hard to scrub away from our souls and taps them upon our window late at night.

ginga commented on me and a tube of crazy glue


This is masterful. I was hoping for a happier ending but then again many go back to what they know. Maybe you could write 2 versions, this one and one with an uplifting ending? Anyhow I loved the sticky stinking metaphors and irony. Ginga

catarino commented on me and a tube of crazy glue


you make the casual, catastrophic. the subtle expression and depth of your work is genius wrapped in sanity.



thank you. I quite like the way you've put that.

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

tenderpoison’s Poems (116)

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la chanson de la petite mort 4
fallen 2
seasons 0
smoke 2
Thursdays Child 2
the edge 0
whispers 2
nothing left to say... 2
sense of season 2
suspension bridge 1
Legendary 1
Almost 3
compromise 1
the final line 1
weather report 6
lessons in loss 2
Walk Away 1
b*itch boots 5
fumbling, tumbling - falling down 6
metamorphosis mine 13
Secret Language 15
An Ode to StudlyVonFiel
the ties that bind 15
spitting in the wind 9
paradigm 8
talking in tongues 10
cloudy skies 12
really 15
well, I guess I know what it's not.... 13
heart of stars 17
The Longest Road 14
Legacy 6
Despair 7
Delusion 7
Inflammatory 8
survival of the fittest 20
ephemeral 13
the fall of the inconsequenti
Modern Love 24
apathy the enemy 9
Oceans 7
Consummation 11
"I don't love you" I said 20
narcissus speaks 13
destination 9
expectations 6
worlds collide 6
afternoon delight 7
my addiction 19
spilt milk 8
bay-area tourist beware 6
reciprocal 7
take the lead 11
losing what's precious 20
figment 5
bacchus unveiled 9
genuine 24
fool's gold 13
silence speaks 9
dark temptation 10
glass beach 9
mother love 12
sweet nothing 9
lighthouse 6
unbound 8
One Moment 5
Michael Jackson is Dead 4
parley 4
unmasked 4
stand 5
sage 9
Rising 8
the last word 6
prelude to bliss 2
unstained 4
insatiable 3
not pretty 8
surrender 4
forsaken 5
kudos 5
fine dining 3
Pieces 4
the tree 16
inches 9
priceless 8
25 years 7
only a dream 9
reborn 5
flicker 5
unruffled 4
taking the air 6
cymbol song 4
strike zone 6
nine days in turlock 9
through the pale 8
redemption song 3
Wise Men Know 8
not so ancient history 7
my forefathers? 2
American Memorial 2
bitter harvest 4
unconquered 52
what's in a name? 5
Flattery 5
me and a tube of crazy glue 6
eternal vows 2
Old Friend 5
directions to destiny 4
Illumination II (a rewrite) 7
Illumination 6
submission - things they don't teach girls 22
Echo 20
Bride 16
Undone 21