Abstract: The impossible relationship between love and spinning wheels (a poem)

This shadorma came out of a dream I had this morning, in which I heard Don Henley sing the line I hid it to keep spinning the wheel. I started out writing a poem with that line (split into two lines), but it wasn’t working, so I started over, using the line purely as a reference.

Reminders
always cause problems
turning dreams
into the
worst kind of condemnation
coming from within

The nonsense
of spinning the wheel
to avoid
how you feel
is where it always goes wrong
where the trouble starts

So you think
you can push it down
to a place
where you’re safe
but don’t count on it—when you
close your eyes, you dream

(14 October 2016)

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