un[sole]mn

these strangulated traces
are tracks of your shoelaces

please, take off your shoes
step on me barefoot,
please, let yourself sink
in my moist quicksand

soles can’t protect souls
solemn rites can’t fill these holes

close your eyes and ooze,
feed a wizened root,
fill each and every chink
of your cradleland

unsoled, but not unsouled
unsolemn, but not unsolved

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA
© All rights reserved 2016

62 thoughts on “un[sole]mn

  1. Teti. Sometimes I think you cannot ‘really’ exist because you are a genius and I’m unaccustomed to geniuses by-the-by. You are able to write in multiple languages BETTER than most native speakers. You are able to write in so many forms with ease. You are a TRUE writer and you put most of us to shame with your talent and that’s the honest truth. I could hate you but I cherish people who have that talent, because envy is for the lost. Yes I do envy you but it’s with love and respect. I’m also glad you pair with T on work because he’s a damn genius as well (argh! I can’t take it!) seriously though you have my life-long respect and most of all I just love your work – I really love it and I rarely LOVE people’s work here on WP though I may appreciate it, to love is to adore.

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  2. Goodness! This took my breath away and I felt every line. Especially these:

    “soles can’t protect souls
    solemn rites can’t fill these holes

    close your eyes and ooze,
    feed a wizened root,
    fill each and every chink
    of your cradleland

    unsoled, but not unsouled
    unsolemn, but not unsolved”

    The words-working here is exquisite and carefully selected, it seems. Brilliant writing, Tetiana!

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