Reaction to Rene Magritte’s “Attempting the Impossible”

When people read my poetry, they sometimes get something out of it completely different to anything I was thinking while writing it. I love that about poetry. For today’s poem I took a different take on Attempting the Impossible than how it’s usually interpreted. 

Darker Room


I know you’re there

go on, refuse to show yourself

hide from me like a child who knows she’s done wrong

or a teasing lover, drift from a reality you never knew

because I’ll find you, even if I have to give you form

I’ll make you known, even if your colors come from me

you won’t escape my attention because you

originated there, impossible is no match

for obsession


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