Christopher Sessums CC
Phantom Mania Brains
you arose unannounced. like pain on a Sunday morning, a church-house in pieces.
rawness! visceral rawness! a phantom in a person. we were
intimate. you still linger. i wonder about absence. days
looking for you, absorbed by pieces of you, conversing
damages at privies you left flying. others watch to sponge,
problems are evaluated. no one unless privy understands
empty skies. flowers are elegant, people are suspicious, it’s
similar to something criminal. a dear complex, a rawer
emotion, as asserting what normality looks like. you speak
in vibes like silence, like agonies. mere quintessence, more
acquisition, as more acquiescing. i wrestle your offshoots,
your incantations, your analyses of communion. by more i
learn, by more i bury, as more suspicious i become. they
call it energy. by mind is by heart as both are consumed by
it. an unusual woman, a different person, we have nothing
for each other. a gifted woman, an angel/monster woman,
as appointed to be more than a woman. i would meander
inside, searching countryside, sitting/leaping, filled with
pain. a person becomes intimate, learns balance, a
semblance thereof; a calm sufferer, smiling like grace,
you’re behind my eyes. a phantom, pushing boundaries,
with each visit unlocking divinity; those compartments,
those elusive cabinets, a climate subsumes. most
extremeness baffles me. i call it pure energy. it seems to
have intelligence. too curious to simmer, too righteous to
listen, its passing pain is palpable.
Glenn Marchand has an M.A. in Theology from Loyola Marymount University, and recently finished his requirements in the MFA Creative Writing program at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Marchand is an African American poet, focused on writing about existential truths, topics seeming apparent, or better, life’s aphorisms. Marchand believes in connectivity, a mystic universe, and the beauty in communicating through energy. Attached are a set of poems for consideration.
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