Queen of Spades
Poetry Feature 4: Insanity Has A Color
Greetings everyone! Queen of Spades. I hope everyone enjoyed the featured pieces from Reflections of Soul.
Now I move on to the Eclectic collection.
The Eclectic collection is unique in construction, not just in appearance but also in the content. Eclectic has a combination of different types of writing. The first segment "Epidermis" is composed of senryus and haikus. The second segment "Dermis" is more of what people deem "Vintage Queen of Spades". The third segment "Hypodermis" is a mix of prose and essay speak.
I am going to focus on the "Skin Edition" of Eclectic. There is a deluxe edition that includes a short story but I want the shine to stay on the poetry if you know what I mean.
The first feature of six from Eclectic is entitled "Insanity Has A Color". Although this was published almost seven years ago, some things are slow to change.
Insanity Has A Color
12:45 in the afternoon It’ll be time to go to class soon… “I wish pizza was for lunch more often. It’s the best damn thing on the menu. Hey look, I’ve got basketball later on, But after that, I’m totally free. If it’s okay with you, let’s meet at the mall, Spend some time together: Just you and me.” Then she screamed. He thought it was a squeal of pleasure As her blouse became decorated With pieces of him. Her horror held her captive As shots fired all around her. Reports say the gunman was 6’2” Black man… Then, on to the weather As thoughts resonate: That n*gger is crazy and should fry! Between 9 and 10 in the morning Beautiful little people Hungry to soak up knowledge: Excitement building about school vacation, Santa Claus, and Christmas presents. Anticipation drenched In a spray of rapid-fire. Smoke mixed with screams, Anger, sadness, and bewilderment. This had to be a bad dream! “I never envisioned this type of thing Could happen in this type of town. These are solid people, good people!” Reports say the gunman was 6’0” A very quiet, white man… Then, on to the weather As thoughts resonate: How can we blame him? The mother had guns. His family was unstable. He’s a mentally, unstable man, Eligible for rehab. (not) funny how the narrative changes.
Stay tuned for more content from this unique collection.