Shapeshifting and Coke Sipping

02 Sep
Shapeshifting and Coke Sipping

Am I invisible?
Or is it merely Me,
overdosing on coke sipping,
because alcohol is
just a cheap escape?

I paid for my order 15 minutes ago,
though it feels like hours
as I am supporting myself
on one worn out foot,
one drained soul.
The other
wrapped in a cast
disguised as an invisibility cloak.

She looks up at me,
her innocent gaze.
I’m unrecognizable
a Poltergeist perhaps,
or a forgettable face?

In this moment,
I am Shapeshifting
into a frustrated
and ravenous being
who is merely inquiring about
my disregarded request.

I am unrecognizable.
And so I hand her my receipt,
proof of my existence.
Evidence of my physicality.

I’m a shapeshifter,
attention seeker.
camouflaged into
the zombie apocalypse
of today’s tedious





Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “Shapeshifting and Coke Sipping

  1. scotthastiepoet

    September 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Yeah Gwen, I was feeling this – evocatively done… With Best Wishes Scott

  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    September 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Ah.. To be ignored, I think if I had to show a receipt for my existence I might be even more frustrated

  3. MarinaSofia

    September 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Ah, yes, exactly… shapeshifter is such a good way of describing it…
    and that final stanza is very powerful and relatable:
    attention seeker.
    camouflaged into
    the zombie apocalypse
    of today’s tedious

  4. katiemiafrederick

    September 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This is not only a poem but a statement on culture farther and farther we remove ourselves from each other..with other things to take our has to go to almost insane lengths to even be noticed as part of humanity strange or not…

    Well..i took action whether or not people will ever want to communicate with me i do communicate with them in dance wherever i go…

    And hell no.. Most of them will never forget me..for where i live the Zombie does rule..and the wild free human is definitely noticed..among the zombies in Apocalypse Red State land…

    Anyway enjoyed this..and have a great day..with smiles with or without Zombies..:)

  5. kreemer

    September 3, 2015 at 8:46 pm



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