johnny appleseed

he was a modern day
johnny appleseed
casting his soul
across the infertile earth
with every turgid ode
tossed
to absently spin
in her
disengaged
sense of entitlement
all while
blindly spilling his
secrets
into the wind
unaware
intent
can never be determined
by the emptiness
when i love you
stopped being more
than eight random letters
she vomited
in rote response

the emotional equivalent
of the postal service
delivering
quivering slabs
brown paper wrapped
thinly sliced
from the tender
inconsequentialities
of the poetically
defective detective
through
joy or pain
with gritted teeth
willingly walking
into this cyclone
of razor blades
because
five people think
he is beautiful
when he bleeds

a modern day
johnny appleseed
a goddamned fool
with thousands of reasons
to not doubt
his meaningless legacy
of gnarled trees
that only curl deeper
within
their own
rough embrace
yielding no fruit
just lumps of coal
waiting
for a spark

5 thoughts on “johnny appleseed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s