Lauren Suchenski

When I was young,
When I was young,
Jung sang to me
hypnotized and dream-weaving
He whispered lullabies to me –
Cosmic egg collectiveconsciousness and all the connected
ways I’d come to cohere
identity
with time
(with the paradigm)
(or with the rhyme)
The ideal – the real – the resonant repeal –
your skin peeling against the sky – flesh boned and heady
All perception –
no deception
When I was Jung
(I think I was)
or was it you?

Lauren Suchenski is a fragment sentence-dependent, ellipsis-loving writer and lives somewhere where the trees change color. Her poetry has recently appeared in Gambling the Aisle, Dark Matter Journal, Red Fez, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Black Elephant Literary Journal, Stoneboat Literary Magazine, The Soap Box, Centum Press, Unbroken Journal and Five 2 One Magazine, among others. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her first collection of poems “Full of Ears and Eyes Am I” (Finishing Line Press) is due out later this year. You can find more of her poetry at @_laurel_hill on Instagram or @laurensuchenski on Twitter.