Blue Blankets

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 30th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is a poem about life in the city for an addict who wants to be free of his addictions, but knows not where to start, so he does what he does best. He climbs back into his time machine and he flies.

Blue Blankets...Part One

Blue Blankets...Part One

I have become lose,
freed of heart,
unfenced and un-patterned…Lost
somewhere beyond the crackling parameters
of sound and sight.
Here we find the notes,
the syllablized feelings
that only closed eyes
and open hearts can see and feel.
Eyes that have reached much too high
to touch only the stars and the sky
and yet, still, much too close
to hold the beating heart.

Blue Blankets...Part One Continued

In here words become soft and palatable,
like summer rain falling
touching on the tongue of youth,
gently spilling through the back pages
as colored beads might roll
once the brittle string breaks
weakened under the strain
of all this reaching-and the beads
go rattling across the hard wood floor
in circled chattering sounds,
like the echoes of open pages closing.

Blue Blankets...Part One Continued

In here the words and sounds
come as lost lovers would, and yesterday,
peeking around the corner
of another folding moment,
hungry for want and touch
and yet ever so slow to unfold,
like springs sticky leaves
un-budding themselves
in warmer weather;
life-like impressions of each other,
impressions of a million breathless brothers and sisters
locked between the spines
of daddies little girl’s book of remembrances.
Lost and folded somewhere in time, saved
as if they were petulant prayers
cried for the unworthy.

Blue Blankets...Part Two


Outside neon’s blithe
stabs sharply through dark night
dousing streets in false color,
a kaleidoscope of vision
encompassing window shoppers
in stuttering jerks
like a strobe-light might.
A complete immersion
christening darkness electrically,
a shock to timed eyes
immerging from smoke filled rooms
in brothel style.

Blue Blankets...Part Two Continued

From my ebony room
I watch blind heartedly
as the city sucks in
another breathless night
with the ease of some giant
glass and steel monster.
Toyotas, Fords, Chevys,
and an over filled garbage truck
rattle below me,
passing their rotten gas,
bowing to their metal goddess
as their flatulence escapes
just feet from uneasy evening gowns
puffing up city sidewalks
like colored toadstools,
poured over ice.

Blue Blankets...Part Three


Here, locked within my darkened room
my world ever graying away
I gather my dreams around me
like a frighten child
wrapped within his blanket
in the heavy days
when mother was away,
as tonight I will escape
within my vinyl and my time machine,
reaching for stars in the sky
that seem much too high
for other hearts and minds
to flnd.

Poetry and photographs by uTAH jAY

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Addiction Recovery, Addiction To Alcohol, Addiction To Heroin, Addictions, Addictive Behavior, Reaching Out, Reaching Out For Help, Reaching Out In Recovery

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
30th Dec 2014 (#)

Great poem my dear Utah and you're unstoppable Don!

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author avatar Retired
30th Dec 2014 (#)

"Neon’s blithe stabs sharply through dark night dousing streets in false color." You have a way with words, my friend, and an imagery unsurpassed in ways that you put them together.

Bravo, Utah!

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author avatar spirited
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Confronting word mix that allow our eyes to see your beating heart and hold it close as a new light in our own darkened room.

May we do that for you too Utah Jay. Happy New Year my good friend.

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author avatar LOVERME
31st Dec 2014 (#)

back to well deserved stars


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author avatar Utah Jay
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern, I try to be.

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author avatar Utah Jay
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you LeRain, I am so happy you liked it.

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author avatar Utah Jay
31st Dec 2014 (#)

spirited, thank you so much, you do it all the time my friend.

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author avatar Utah Jay
31st Dec 2014 (#)

And a very happy New Year to you as well my friend.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Congrats on yet another star page, and Happy New Year!

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Sherri, it seems the more long winded I am the more the stars come out.

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