Last Stop

Self-Deceit #1  (Roma) 1977 – 1978, Artist Francesca Woodman


Last Stop

Placated by your parched overtures

Wooed by your smooth-talking tongue
Enticed by devotion
Deserted by emotion


“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”     *
― Søren Kierkegaard


Subliminal Perception IV  by Elif Sanem Karakoç


It was a hot summer
Try to remember
Fraught with pens, pins and pricks
Of Voodoo and Hoodoo
Spelling and spelling mistakes

As the magic wore off
The sun disappeared
Autumn swaggered in
Bringing its chill
Summer begging for mercy

Sponsors frantic
Time slots to be filled
With a thing-a-ma-jig or two
Nielsen was fasting while sleeping
No rantings or ratings

A season to remember
Impossible to forget
With Fall’s descent
Pieces fell into winter
Beneath a layer of white noise

“What have I eaten? Lies and smiles.”
― Sylvia Plath     *