Melt Down - Nelle Gevers

melt down

3 bars of steel

melt down

automatic locomotion

habits as families

melt down

parents

revolution

courage

melt down

accelerate

Shake

Shaky

Slipper

melt down

time as check point

streets as checked in

mails as checked out

puddles as cheating

Shows as cheerful

melt down

safety

lands

mines

hay

self

saturate

Melt down

Your runaway child

Your absent pill

Your loved kitchen

Your previous kill

Your runaway child

Your silent mother

Your killing void

melt down

This conscious thing you have

Their tepid lamb you crave

My appetite you crave

Your thirst I spill

Their laws that spit

My crave you have

My lamb its laws

Your laws I tear

and I

Melt down

This shirt

This brown

The Stain

The browser

The mail

The skype

The lake

The remote

The remote control

Melt down

We always write the same

We always sit on grass

We wave and weave and say

We crash a few computers

We leave the doors open

And yet we stand on the porche

We dance and we dont cook

We spill water in the kitchen

We stab each other in water

We lay in blood in the kitchen

Melt down

a face

a word

a line

a lace

a sword

embrace

speech

convulsion

introduction

stimuli

dot

Melt down

all meaning

of all names

of all families

of all memory

of all beauty

of all mouth

of all noun

of all name drop

of all lake

of all fountain

of all droplet

of all meaning

Melt down

3 bars of steel

3 welding helmets

3 times my child

3 highways

3 flames

3 opium pipes

3 Louis

3 Lauries

3 Laureates

3 eyes

3 comas

3 symptoms

3 cancers

Melt down

It’s a puddle

I froze a glass

it held like water

It stood in line

It wrote a book

Between 3 AM

And 5Am

In the kitchen

It kissed a glass

It had meaning

It chopped a knife

It opened 3 taps

It was tepid

And It did stab

Melt down

A puddle of meanings on a kitchen floor at 3 am whilst plays in the background the variations of a runaway child breaching grammar

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