Imagine and Tonic

You shouldn’t ask people to touch you
They’ll take too much
Your skin, your insides
You shouldn’t ask people to touch you

I could tell you I saw
A black cat with only three legs
With two eyes, different colours
But I would be lying
I may have seen it in a movie, maybe
Or someone
Told me about it
In a dream, or described it in story
About make believe things
And I believed it

So when you ask me why
I don’t want to speak
Or see anybody
It’s because I live with so many inside
That when silence arrives I must take it
And let the imagined exist without sides

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joellester

Joel Lester is a Musician, Composer, Poet and Writer from New Zealand. This blog is an online portfolio of his collected works. Joel is currently working on a book of poetry to be released next year, a novel, an album of original music, and several chamber ensemble pieces.

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