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To Sleep

i'm afraid to go to sleep
in the kingdom of blankets
memories mold
everything turns indifferent
necessity to choose new intentions

wrong place
wrong time
wrong age
wrong me

i drift
i managed to escape
        was it me?

i got soaked
on a cloudless weather
my feet are in mud

in the forest i hear the sounds of a circus
from the mouth of a crow comes no sound




I follow the stars
the scars
on my shoulders

People like me tend to
hold whole universes inside
(sometimes) hidden in plain sight

The truth
makes us smile
wide, one with the universe

I will live as me
I will love people like me
People love me



the days dance together
words were hung on me
my thoughts has been attempted to cut
the film reel breaks

the past expands
i narrow down
the glass surface crumbles
i'm drifting



i've been washed
the wrong way around
i don't feel on my skin
it's storming inside me
to the point of numbness

i count days
hours, seconds
to your embrace

you're radiating colors
your touch sparks
sometimes i don't know
what to say
to a star on the sky



a mirror
a jar for anger
an adult
an ornament child
compassion on cue

there's a void inside
always at your disposal

is one of the easiest things
i've ever done


The Challenges of Presence

I find myself in rooms
from undersea Atlantis
of flashbacks full of oxygen bubbles
- clean air is hard to come by
when you're not present

Must find the right door
the only way to drown yourself
to tears flowing from bottom up
The heat wave cracks the right opening
the tingle floats back to the surface

Ghost-like body
filled with fatigue
of the journey

Tomorrow I will wake up (perhaps) better




The poems have currently been translated all the way back to October 2016, others will mostly appear in Finnish. My apologies, the process takes quite a long time with this many poems. I hope you can still enjoy the ones that are translated!

Number of poems still to be translated


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