MAYHEM - Issue Four

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Dylan Byrne

This is a Poem

This is not a house,
this architecture is impossible,
it’s views cannot be
inside single frames of glass,
there are no rafters
for tarbucks to be tied

This is not a blue pearl
tossed on black velvet
with pinpricks and smears of light.
No, the tenants that are scrawled
cannot hope to hammer
its movements in place

This comes from a tree
with branching currents;
it can live in a house,
perch on a pearl,
but it is the only thing
not knotted by them.

Contributor's Note
I am a BCMS student at the University of Waikato, but I often take the opportunity to study English, Psychology, and Philosophy in my spare time, or as additional papers. My writing usually takes me into the realms of poetry, graphical stories, game design, and cartoons.