Neon Carnage

Bright dipper nights. Something resembling form.
Dragon storm nights. Something resembling formlessness.

Many colours between flicker and flare. Flashes in patterns abandoned
bounce across car bonnets. Hitch rides on roving motorcycles. Colours
split in puddles. Falling with raindrops. Sidewalks littered with broken
rainbows. The sewer rats learn of cheap breakfast and coffee.

Bright dipper nights. Something like form.
Dragon storm nights. Something like formlessness.

Kanji forest that hums. Wandered by flickering tigers. Blazing mechas
stride over it. Pocket monsters glow in bright undergrowth. On the outskirts
merchants flog cheap food. Electronics parade themselves for wandering
gazes. Cloistered in faraways. High and low. Flicker and flare all over.

Bright dipper nights. Something echoing form.
Dragon storm nights. Something echoing formlessness.

Neon blade shines. Neon jewels gleam. Points the way. Counter
slathered in droplets. Eight different spices. Bowl of noodle soup.
A break in the neon carnage. A moment to create a new world. Flicker
and flare lost in time. A place you wouldn’t believe.


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Ode to things Blade Runner, Anime and Neon. And a smidgen of Japanese myth and legend.


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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13 Responses to Neon Carnage

  1. I like the line, “Kanji forest that hums.”

  2. Alex Dissing says:

    How do these images enter your head? I’m amazed, really.

  3. Las Vegas came to mind…

  4. viv blake says:

    This could be any 21st century city, and your descriptions are neon vivid! I also love the refrain creeping in here and there, flicker and flare. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. brian miller says:

    nice…you really capture the chaos that is the city…smiling at the reference to the pocket monster…the city …the neon…all the textures…the food…its an amazing sensory overload for me….i love the city…times square is on my mind…

  6. David Eric Cummins says:

    Definitely put me in mind of Japan. Especially after watching a lot of anime this past weekend. 🙂

  7. yelena says:

    i’m reading this one for the third time and it’s more and more mesmerising..true poetic magic 🙂

  8. Poet Laundry says:

    This is great…I so enjoyed this. Dazzling! And I agree with Yelena, quite mesmerizing!

  9. bostonpoetry says:

    “Kanji forest that hums”… amazing wording. And apt. Excellent poem. -Mike

  10. 1emeraldcity says:

    “a place you wouldn’t believe”….yet you make it believable and magic…this neon world. Wonderful!

  11. Ah this takes my back to wandering around in Tokyo. Lost and fascinated. A true lost in translation feeling…

  12. Truedessa says:

    Dragons of every kind..interesting write within this world you have penned.

  13. Pamela says:

    The refrain lends itself nicely to the piece. I would love to visit Japan. Some of my friends and they loved it.


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