By Benjamin Grossman and Cassa Bassa
I lost the grip of my writing pen the ink frozen in-between the flow of words and broken nib. As if making every stroke on water letters now convert to vapor vanishing before forming any solid state. I burn lavender incense up to the heavens offering fragments of laden thoughts denial sadness resentment cast down like Autumn rain. I wish to be a fixed matter an existence tightly packed together but my particles keep spreading in different directions deaf to all prayers. I found no escape on the verge of my final break. Perhaps if I hibernate long enough Spring will come with the promising sun I WILL GROW FROM THIS INEXCUSABLE PAIN. __________________________________________________________ *Please make sure to view the poem again and additional content at Cassa's blog: https://flickerofthoughts.com/ It's always a pleasure to write with a poet as knowledgeable and talented as her, and I really enjoy this poem for what it stands for beyond the words.
Such a powerful collaboration. You have teamed up with someone who vibrates harmoniously with you. The imagery is strong and consistent and leaves the reader feeling like having witnessed both a writing and existential crisis. It flows, it hints at an upheaval and broken dreams. Excellent both of you!!
Thank you Karima for your comments. You elevated me. I am grateful.
My pleasure… Ben and you write seamlessly together.
Thanks, too! Appreciate you so much!
Always enjoy writing with Ben, we have a similar approach to writing poetry in building on a logical foundation, setting the mood and selection of words.
I am undone by you both. Brilliant, truly brilliant.
Dear Benjamin and Cassa,
I love this collaboration! Wonderful poetry!
So nice to hear that! Thanks a lot! Always a joy writing with Cassa!
What a lovely collaboration you two!!! Divine and intricate…the flow of emotion is superb. Truly a wonderful collaboration, well done on so many levels.
Lots of thank yous!!!
Benjamin and Cassa, brilliant poetry. Such a productive and wonderful collaboration. Well done!
🙂 Thanks 🙂
Both are amazing and wonderful always stay blessed there is no doubt both are amazingly creative and talented,stay healthy and happy forever.🌞🙏
Thanks for this! All the best in everything, as well!
Gorgeous. Great collab. Beautiful sentiments and images 🙂