Sofia Isabel Kavlin

Reimagined 1960’s Absurdism.

I am primed to live deeply,
Love purely and rejoice in the absurd.

I am here to stay and suck the marrow.

Embracing the drunken,
The madness of my youth.
Short-lived and primordial,
The search for contemplation,
To find yourself reflected in,
Bell bottom jeans, flower crowns, guitar solos,
Rages, Orgies, Omens of the ephemeral.
Eclectic Art,
Transcendental…

A poem about discovering our parents’ unlikely victories.

In his world, he held power,
Gently cupped between two hands.

He developed a system of sounds so unique,
Stemming from onomatopoeia,
From monosyllables and meaningful hums,
That only mycelium seemed to understand.

He explored the farthest edges of the mind,
Articulating the present,
Under moonless nights,
He conversed with the jungle,
With…

A poem about pervasive thoughts.

It’s impossible to get the waiter’s attention.

While I wait,
I watch the different textures,
Patterns, red lips, head-scarfs, and silky-summer-dresses,
Wrapped around Tania, Carmen, Umma, Magdalena’s body.

Or whatever her name was.

Madness,
ordering artichoke salad instead of lobster bisque because…

The waistline.

That hungry ghost who won’t let…

Bed time routine with intention.

  1. Bid the last sun rays farewell from your open window.
  2. Gaze down at the the passerby's on their way back home. Embrace the smallness of your existence and laugh at your concerns.
  3. Acknowledge your small ecosystem: living-room succulent, table-top spider and pantry ant.
  4. Splash water on your face and cleanse the frown off your forehead.
  5. Brush away the judgement with a mint-flavored toothpaste, make space for a genuine smile.
  6. Stop by that forgotten hallway painting, notice a detail that you had never seen before.
  7. Send a thoughtful message. Tell someone you care before leaving your phone for the night.
  8. Step into your room, thoughts at the door where your shoes belong.
  9. Undress with consciousness, drop the mask on the ground and crawl in bed bare.
  10. Lights off and your racing mind along with it.

Sofia Isabel Kavlin

walking through space-time continuum 🌎 | website: www.unlearning-project.com

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