to & fro

oh, hammock, how congenial you are
your embrace is clingy yet feathery
languid, you rock me from side to side
‘tween my past and future, to and fro
for now, suspended in harmony
for now, suspended in harmony

ain’t nothin’ will get done wrong
ain’t nothin’ will get done right
if this rope remains too long
if this knot strains too tight

oh, hammock, how unpalatable you are
your embrace entraps me, it is too easy
suffocated by your smothering tide
hung down deep, boundless sleep below
for now, crucified in harmony
for now, crucified in harmony

ain’t nothin’ will get done wrong
ain’t nothin’ will get done right
if this rope remains too long
if this knot strains too tight

 

by TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE
© All rights reserved 2018

27 thoughts on “to & fro

  1. Love the hammock and what you have been able to craft about it. Yes, this poem could be turned into a song for its frequent repetitions. I think I read another poem of yours and told you just the same.

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    • I believe you did too. I’m certainly influenced by the rhythm of popular songs when I write my poetry, that’s for sure. I think this also bleeds over into my collaborations with Tati sometimes. 😛

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