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David Greshel

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United States
IG: @electricinfamy Twitter: @electricpoet217
March 30, 2019
Palm Bay, United States

I tumbled down the rabbit hole
and out into the unknowing ether
in the hope of finding something
magical in the wilderness beyond

Simple daydream doldrums
give birth to middle-age desperation
spent chasing rose tinted nostalgia
and a myth of better yesterdays

I'm just the lonely phantom
of a forgotten man of tomorrow
left to haunt this skeleton
hanging in your wonderland

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME
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March 28, 2019
Palm Bay, United States

Epiphany often arrives somewhat late
in an inattentive fashion
punctuated in fits and bursts of eureka
stabbing through our encrusted melancholia

We'd like to believe all these revelations
result from careful reconstructions
and souful meditations
more than these brilliant accidents
that seem to define our entwined existence

Knowledge gained and wisdom earned
are never lost for merit
despite their stubborn hindsight application
ignorance is hardly bliss
amid all this self-discovery

Having all the words doesn't automatically
loosen the tongue or stifle anxieties
and yet I have unleashed crimson rivers
in pursuit of this love
with an ocean more awaiting
should the need arise
and these salt...

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME
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March 23, 2019
Palm Bay, United States

What was it about the absence of starlight
that brought on such unshakable dread?
More than just the ambient light pollution
or the suffocating industrial fog
there was simply no illumination left

no light rays streaking across galaxies
to sparkle in the evening indigo overhead

no glittering dust incinerating on entry
fueling adolescent wishes

The interstellar firebrands slowly vanished
constellations erased from their tapestries
and it felt like the universal battery
was fading to nothing

In that moment
we learned exactly how small we truly are

INTROVERTS WEEK
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March 17, 2019
Palm Bay, United States

Emerald

That was the color that glittered
in your reflection
as it danced in the hidden pool
nestled within a shrouded grove
where we used to play as children

Laughter

A sound so joyfully wonderful
hinting at the mirth and merriment
we hoped would carry on
cradling our innocence
like a long forgotten keepsake

Silence

The kind you wish was comfortable
full of questions and riddles
with no sense of comprehension
and leaves nothing for certainty
except a growing sense of loathing
for these unbidden enigmas

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 14, 2019
Palm Bay, United States

I thought to lose myself in her eyes
and in the endless celestial .melody
spread across the shrinking distance
between longing and satisfaction
buried beyond our feigned direction

I chased the ephemera of your memory
trying to recapture shadows of ghosts
and a feeling long disappeared
that no amount of passing lust
could ever satiate

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 11, 2019
Palm Bay, United States

We never really stop to contemplate light
or consider the implications of breathing
as an undeniable necessity to existence

We linger in the imaginary grip of darkness
captivated by the vanity of blind anxiety
and the irrational weight of fear

We never speak of these soul confusions
choosing willful self-immolation
over admissions of inadequacy

We'd rather burn in our own private hell
then ever dare ask for help from heaven

...or from anyone at all really...

ORIGINAL
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December 21, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Field of vision blurred in the soft light
twinkling in faint hues of red and green
sharpening the edges of a towering Fir
commanding this cozy living room
with the heady scent of northern pine
while a log slowly succumbs to flame
and emanates a calming warmth
on these icy December nights
with our jovial celebrations winding down
towards a quiet hibernation sleep
in the arms of the longest Winter
dreaming of fabled Spring

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
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November 20, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

You're never truly prepared
no matter how much you've tried
prepped and steeled your nerves
anticipating the inevitability
of this quiet mortal passing

Wasn't ready for this to be last call
I was hoping for another round
of dominoes
another rummy hand
a slice of caramel spice cake
or the most amazing pancakes

I already miss the sweetest sounds
of your gentle voice
the warming laughter
the songs of simple faith

This tapestry has reached its end
the story found its fading finale
yet we will hold the tale aloft
on the flood of our hearts
Immortal in the onrushing dreams

NORTHERN LIGHTS
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The darkness stretched out past existence
roiling and churning through untold eons
spent stumbling toward awareness
and scathing self-realization

We emerged from the grip of a fever dream
unfolding in the sliver of amber sunshine
flickering...beckoning...
enraptured by the shimmering brilliance
in the company of the burning ones

The flames spiral outward in earnest
igniting defiant seeds of hopeful change
that spread from heart to heart
through enlightened minds and open doors
on the wings of unguarded epiphany

THE EDISON BULB
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September 24, 2018
 

That cooler air tumbled down
rolling out of the ascendant peaks
and signaling the oncoming change
poised to envelope these hills
in the shrouded spectral comforts
of Autumn's living end

We stand here silent
examining the quickened chill
that seeps into exhausted bones
a not so subtle reminder
of Winter nipping at the heels
and the promise of blessed slumber

HELLO AUTUMN
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September 3, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Heavy scents hung hollow
wafting in the waning Summer breeze
enticing the sweetest surrender
and the promise of unending rapture
in the throes of unearthly delights
that re-ignite this dormant passion
and overwhelm my fragile senses

Little butterfly wings aflutter
recalling every brush of flesh
every stolen moonlit kiss
that sanctified our hallowed ground
and  unwound this 'all night thing'
into fever dreams without end

GREAT THINGS
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August 26, 2018
 

Fleeting thoughts escape into the ether
released to seek an audible existence
in the unexplored emotional expanse
opening out onto the relational canvas
stretched over the gleaming surface
charred fields of black diamonds
that ripple in the aqua breeze
with a subtle obsidian glint that flares
catching snowblind eyes thought lost
with a whisper of hope
and a beacon for home

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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August 26, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Golden spires erupted in the fading heat
the last striking rays of Summer unseen
in the haste to install an Autumn kingdom
and crown another pretender to the throne
intent on chaining us to the gristmill
beasts of burden without recourse
trudging through the wreckage of limousines
and decaying battlefield carcasses
remnants of forgotten wars of vanity

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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August 22, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

Howling voices echoed through the canyons
a lonesome evening song
reverberating off the ancient stone
in a painted history along the mesa

I lived a hundred lifetimes
riding the wild breath of the desert highway
winding along the dwindling river bed
discovering all those darkened places
obscured in the gathering storms

The stars danced and fell in waves
glittering into the ebony expanse
while we watched and wished
and reminisced
remembering the eons long past
dreaming of millennia to come

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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August 21, 2018
Palm Bay, United States

This was a dream once
living in the moments between
disconnected last minute flights
and one night extravaganzas
never to be seen again
this side of the milky way
where we traveled at length
and marked all the sights captured
with creative contraband

Time runs at a constant blur
where we're never quite sure
if it's Tuesday or last January
but the bus rolls on
the towns and clubs all look the same
while the candle melts to nothing
and tempers fizzle toward explosion

It seems so easy to live like this
the proverbial 'man in a suitcase'
but all I want to see is my cat
my bed
and the far side of hibernation

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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August 21, 2018
 

We often skip over the recollections
preferring to let that reflection pass
in favor of the more immediate bliss
and the short term satisfaction
unleashing the ravenous hound of war
when diplomacy would better suit
this tactile delegation

Where will it all lead you?
When these Washington bullets
find unexplainable targets
that echo home
in the worst ways imaginable

When does the lunatic parade end?

FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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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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