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David Greshel

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United States
IG: @electricinfamy Twitter: @electricpoet217
August 20, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Startled for the briefest of seconds
caught up in the ephemeral moment
when our lips collided in mutual hunger
and lingered in the addictive taste
of a newly shared kiss
that sparks a craving
to know you in the deepest places
and feel it all from the inside
until nothing separate remains
fading into me to fade into you
and we breathe in unison
bleed in uniform singularity
awakened to the severed hearts
now mended and pulsing
screaming this song of new life

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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August 16, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

It's the scent of bloodshed
thick and immense
hanging in the poisoned air
that emanates from your person
and broadcasts your mouth for war
in every destructive syllable you utter

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 16, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

We spent the last vestiges of summer
wrapped in the embrace of swollen heat
and the scent of evening Jasmine
with a wish to know the deepest secrets
we never dared to speak aloud together
never brought into the dimming light
for fear of unwelcome revelation
and a ceremonial exit

Anxiety unfounded
born from overactive mental faculties
bent on overwhelming fragile emotion

Laughter soothes these fraying nerves
reassurance in your voice
and the subtle brush of your skin
in that moment I am immortal
breathing in the incense of your eternity

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 13, 2018
 

I thought I might have found a cure

a salve for all the wounds incised
casually inflicted
self or otherwise

a balm for all the burning flesh
cracked and peeling
in shades of reptilian sheds

an elixir for the screaming aches
that travel the body electric
faster than these painkillers bleed

I thought I might have found it
the magical mystery miracle
to erase these wasted years

Just another mirage in the haze
and there are forty dunes to go

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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August 11, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Evening glistened in the descent
catching the glittering half-light
that still flickered on the horizon
and called to mind all the memoirs
of the dying stars now peeking out
and dotting the indigo canopy
that spreads in all directions
while we lie on our backs and stare
searching for virgin constellations
and wondering whose name it bore
or why we never made more wishes
for fear the sky might fall
while we laughed at the absurdity
of cows and spoons clearing the moon
and I would give just about anything
for a few more nights like that
where you were so close to me
when we were so young and free
when there was nothing like living
when tomorrow didn't matter
just tonight and right now
just y...

BE KIND
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August 10, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

I wondered why these thoughts
always seemed to come in August
to punctuate the hot summer nights
with a side of suffocating delirium
and just a pinch of anxious insomnia
and the only thing that ever broke
the tension was the steady rhythm
of your measured breathing
as you slept so peacefully beside me
and I imagined what sort of dreams
must be dancing through your mind
a land of sunshine alchemy
stretching out in all directions
with no sense of urgency
or anywhere in particular to be
and I think that's simply wonderful
a kind of Heaven I'd like to see
if this Hell inside me now
would just take a hint and leave
but for now I'll take this solace
and just keep watching as you sleep

BE KIND
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August 10, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

There was always something beautiful about the wreckage
of another bold attempt
a kind of gleaming golden aura
where most see only scattered refuse

The resulting twisted carnage
not wholly unexpected
but a miscalculation all the same
ninth configuration unchecked
in an ongoing derelict dream

You might see only folly
a looming lunacy unbound
I see a passion unreserved
a sizzling skyrocket in flight
with no surrender in sight

BE KIND
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August 8, 2018
 

It all started with the clever burning
careful and precise in execution
with every bit of minutiae accounted for
in the pristine pyrotechnic patterns
that crawl through the smoking kindling
and set the surrounding acreage ablaze
collateral damage concisely constructed
to mask this intensive immolation
and herald this unmistakable annihilation

It all started with the clever burning
and I realized far too late
that it was all we might ever be
that you willfully chose to incinerate

BE KIND
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August 7, 2018
Orlando, United States

The horizon loomed in the distance
never creeping closer in the gloom
yet it beckons with each hour passed
echoing a fading promise
on a lilting siren song
spinning seafaring serenades
that fuel these awakenend desires
to navigate the nether realms
and brave the blackened firebrands
amidst the gaping maw of nothing
tempting discord and despair
at the overwhelming vanity
of an attempt to reach that place
where the ocean and the sky connect
and yet that little speck of light
flickers and shimmers off the waves
and we sail ever on...

BE KIND
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August 6, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Pages flip and flicker
fluttering in the artificial breeze
finding their rest on calendar days
anniversaries in August alkali
and all the hate mail you scent
with a lascivious vitriol
and a touch of sage
to remind me it was something good
once in some far off younger day
when we were both to dumb to care
and far too crazy to live

Yet we did

And all the waves of remorse
crashed our existential crisis
left us sundered at the seams
with you practicing poison verse
and me carving new glyphs
in what little skin I have left

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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August 5, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

I counted every beat and measure
with an actuated mental metronome
attuned to the secret rhythms
known deep within
these earthen bowels
long thought lost to frozen eons

I could hear the rising melody
cresting the crescendo
with the faintest hints unbound
in the resonating dissonance
crawling beneath the harmony
tilting us toward cacophony

The inevitable finale looms
imbued with a subtle grandeur
tempting an eternal audience
with our vocal immigrant song
demanding binaural attention
in a therapeutic primal scream

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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August 4, 2018
West Melbourne, United States

The skies yawned and cracked
hemorrhaging stardust serenades
that bled in sparkling rivers
beneath the red hot moon
calling out to animalistic impulses
boiling within pulsing veins
adrenaline instincts on overdrive
with an overwhelming urge to howl
clawing to the surface of intention
swinging a fistful of bone and steel
in punctuated polyrhythms
aiming at a tonality of freedom
and an untethered soul afire

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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August 3, 2018
 

We shuffled into view come morning
a shambling ensemble barely alive
in the finest tatters and filth
these local gutters can spare
first class accommodations
from the hard luck haberdashery

We watched them there uptown
resplendent opulence on display
a petty royalty
sipping pennyroyal tea
awash in an illusion of superiority
and inflated self-opinion

There's just a single step between us
yet the chasm seems impossible
and we just love
to watch each other fall

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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August 2, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

She was there in the sullen aftermath
recalling melancholic comfort
in the arms of a summer thunderstorm
ruminating on the sudden loss
of an innocent infatuation
washed out and evaporated
in the sweltering solar flares
crisscrossing inferno atmospheres
dreaming of Dr. Strangelove
or a rocket and a bomb

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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August 1, 2018
 

Fade in with the opening lines
light up the jaded silver matinee
with your close up monologue
on some imagined glamour scene
somewhere east of fabled eden
where amazonian beauty is effortless
mythical and unconcerned

Flash back to reality
peek behind the curtain
expose the digital wizard
manipulating every miniscule detail
'til it all screams perfection

Oh, you pretty things!
So enraptured in the illusion
you thought might make you whole

All that paint serves to cover nothing
highlighting a broken empty shell

SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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July 16, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

It's the achingly familiar sounds
that trigger the deepest memories of you
recalling some minor detail in a fog
that evokes a gentle laugh
and a few quiet tears

like the creaky stair in the hallway
third from the top
the one your dad was always going to fix
but never did
you always knew when I came in
no matter how hard I tried not to wake you

They tore that old house down today
it shuddered and groaned as the dozer
cut a path through our kitchen
where we sat at that antique table
plotting future endeavors
the frame split and cracked
the foundation breathed a last goodbye
crumbling beneath weighted tread

And then it was gone
like all those better tomorrows
we weren't destined to see

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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June 24, 2018
 

Hello everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and let you all know that I will be releasing my third poetry collection this summer! It's entitled 'Fallen Sky, Bought and Sold' and it will be available everywhere through Amazon.

If you would like to keep up with news of the release and updates for my new company - Neon Sunrise Publishing  - you can head over to my website and join the email mailing list:

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TEDx
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June 18, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Another morning cracks free
splintering the tired darkness
beneath a kaleidoscopic dawn
shifting tendrils stretch and strike
seducing the swollen egos
of well meaning citizenry
ensnared in marionette strings
to dance at the whim of a puppeteer
playing at Neo-Machiavellian blues
driving barbed wire wedges
between otherwise friends
now screaming bloody murder
drawing lines in the sand

No matter how righteous it seems
There are no winners here
We are all deceived

MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 13, 2018
Melbourne, United States

A sidewinder sleepily shuffles
sifting through a lonely telegram
a few decades left behind
and wondering whose eyes
were the last to behold it
whose tears left these faded stains

I always wanted to find that place
alive in the lines of a song
alight on a breeze of melody
breathing hope and purpose
between the subtle pauses

Immortal in shining harmony
Immutable in daring profession

The kind of dreams imagined
when every minute bleeds a tale
you'd never be inclined to tell
much less suffer to endure

New salt stains the yellowed page
lidless eyes rimmed and reddened
lamenting a goodbye
long since surrendered

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
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May 31, 2018
 

Out here on the fringes of the known
I find myself pushing deeper
testing the boundaries of mystery
challenging the monsters off the map
and looking to uncover the wonder
lost to the minutiae of routine

Not content to live in the pain
recycling those moments
like some treasured memory
or a misbegotten identity
no longer will I sing its refrain
or leave it in a place of power

This is not a denial
I cannot simply forget
yet neither will I revel in the hurt
or treat it as a coveted lover

Its affect on the path is clear
I can trace the sunken scars
like a braille incantation
but I am not my pain
and I refuse to let it define me

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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May 26, 2018
 

I held on

gripping the brightest shaft of light
'til my entire being was enveloped
and drenched in the dazzling spectacle
of indefatigable hope
against which no amount of darkness
could ever think to overwhelm
and no whisper of despair
is given pause for thought

Just hold on

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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May 20, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

The hardest lessons linger
bouncing through endless imagining
in the expanse of possibility
begging to be learned and known
in these moments of lucidity

We are all Cain
bathed in rage and murderous intent
burning in an inferno of jealousy

We are all Abel
earnestly seeking righteousness
broken and bleeding left for dead

We are a sum of choices made
truths we hold on to
reactions to consequence

We are a fount of searing potential
be it angelic or monstrous
the waters are fed from within

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 13, 2018
 

The sun cracked the horizon
splintering light a million ways
just as it always has before
and yet a shadow lingers here
an empty space, a kind of void
left in the wake of your passing
one I never thought to see so soon

We are brothers...in spirit and blood
might not have always been easy
might not have always been good
but we had each other
and an unbreakable bond
that runs deeper
than rivers of crimson

It doesn't feel real
can't believe we won't be talking
about our favorite hockey team
or the next big dream
but I know this is not the end
and it's not the last of us

You're kept within every heartbeat
alive in the light of love
cherished in immortal memories
until my final breath escapes
...

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY
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May 9, 2018
 

Speaking in subtle soliloquies
sheltered in these evening shadows
breathing solitary lullabies
on enigmatic frequencies
buried within the white noise
broadcasting twenty four seven
across encrypted pirate channels

Is anyone listening?

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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May 3, 2018
 

Stepping out onto a precipice
a literal metaphorical edge
of weighted culmination
balanced in perfect symmetry
between a leap of faith
and nothing left to lose
out here among the shifting tides
of imagined galaxies
a veritable universe of options
designed to tantalize
paralyze
snared in the over-thought
overwrought
all too careful analysis
keeping everything mundane
and disappointingly predictable

...and that's when you grabbed
my hand and whispered

"Just jump"

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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April 22, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

I woke with the rising dawn
laid out on a ochre stretch of beach
recovering from another hidden night
in the arms of an aloha fantasy
enraptured and enthralled
in the haze of a dream
fading in the materializing sun

Wandered down to the waves
salty foam swirling between sandy toes
dancing through the essence of summer
arriving on the heels of a thunderstorm
and an obsidian spring
disappearing on the golden breeze

Color me alive
if just for one moment
breathe and remember
if only today

EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY
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April 12, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

History is enveloped in a haunting
caught out in a fog of recompense
called to account for fading ashes
that still cling to the furnace maw
and a sickly sweet gaseous odor
permeating shower chambers
while fragile human frames wither
tattooed serial numbers
erased names

The groaning echoes hang in the halls
accusing revisionist saboteurs
screaming across decades
and bleeding darkness in dreams
raining yellow stars and pink triangles
six million ghosts crying out
begging to be remembered

DARK NIGHT
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April 11, 2018
Melbourne, United States

I fell apart all those years ago
deconstructed in the aftermath
scattered like detritus in the wind
reduced to mere existence
hollow
husk

Determination surfaces
rising in sober reflections
unwilling to simply fade away
in the absence of  your spark

You were a harbinger of chaos
a raging wildfire unbound
set loose on my inhibitions
and I held on 'til I was ashen
but I'm not quite ready
to return to the dust

BE LIKE A BIRD
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April 7, 2018
 

We were chasing something ancient
riding notes of blue in waves
afloat on sonic chariots
searching out the uncovered shades
hiding in the aural atmospheres
tucked in between the melodies
phrased in the timing of breaths
escaping swollen lungs

We saw the unbroken horizon
crested in the shining illumination
stretching forth from the union
of earth and sea
imagination speaks in harmony
weaving scales and symphonies
invoking strains of a love supreme
and the holy requiem of dreams

BIRD OF THE SOUL
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March 22, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

They called it a ghost highway
stretching out across the western desert
illuminated by the moon and stars
and those old flickering headlights
carving up the asphalt
devoured beneath the beat up chevy pickup
rumbling through the night
on the way to nowhere we might remember
listening to a reptile monarch croon away
about soul kitchens and backdoor men
set adrift on crystal ships with LA women

The coyotes howl in the distance
celebration or lament, who can say?

The engine breathed its last
stalled out in Death  Valley
we wandered further out into nothing
guided by psychedelic whispers
waiting for the sun

CASSETTES
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