Memories of Infinity Circles – Sleet, Ice, and Karma

I wrap myself in another blanket

This one colorful with fringe

Memories of another happy day

At least it was scheduled that way

Before the infinity circles 

Headlights bursting from the sleet

Long before the never ending night

And when it happened, I cannot say

A switch was switched, a lever pulled

Then suddenly the climate cooled

Icy winds and stinging snow

An indecisive storm with no directions 

Ending with another sudden ending

A momentary lapse of judgement 

Karma even made a guest appearance 

Bold and beautifully, shouting loud

And as expected, falling on deaf ears

Too fast for conditions they said

An accident ending in a splash

Ice shattering and cold water 

Sinking down with a finger pointing

Last whispers and a door that won’t open

Echoes reverberated in reminder

Bottoming to a permanent resting place

Now all around is silence and darkness

Only one heartbeat in a chilly space

Not slowing, but singular and rapid

Panic finally succumbing to time

And finally nothing at all

I’ve tried to listen in my mind

To recreate those final moments

But cannot find the particular line

The verse that seems to be the key

Like a cipher I’m stuck reading

Randomness in words and numbers

Truth right in front of my eyes

But camouflaged by twisted steel

Memories have lost their warmth

Just flashes of infinity circles

Always out of focus and wavering

And blankets offer no more comfort

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Memories of Infinity Circles – Sleet, Ice, and Karma

  • September 23, 2018 at 9:04 PM
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    An incident like that is hard to forget, lingers in dark corners of the mind, pops out when unexpected, makes us suffer over and over, and makes us hide under some comfort. That is similar to PTSD, or could even be considered such an attack. Your poem really stirs the emotions, Ralph. I can relate to these type memories due to traumatic incidents in my life. Great work.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 12:34 AM
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    A very emotive piece Ralph, a trauma of any kind lingers and is not always easy to get over. I’ve had a few serious prangs in my life, one car rolled four times but I hardly got a scratch, luckily. Well done my friend.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    As always Ralph – great work. I think we all have been in that driver seat at least once in our lives.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    Ralph , Interesting piece and yet in some ways I was there with you . I believe I began actually writing BECAUSE of an accident . All of my life I struggled with certain memories and the moment -in my fifties – that I began to write ; that terrible load began to lift from my shoulders . This is very emotion and thought provoking Ralph . Keep up the great work !……….Ed

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  • September 28, 2018 at 7:30 AM
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    Wow Ralph that was such a vivid piece of writing, felt like I was in the car sinking down into the abyss. Excellent piece of writing.

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