Impending ~ A poem

You shuffled over      dragging right

aware of your deep indigo

before      your learned tongue

flicked flatteries

at my open wall

 

A hesitating slur of     neediness

dribbled past your

pointed teeth

an anxious love     you said

[beauty settles]

jostling like

skirted egos in need

of arranging before

they seat.

 

Silken milky shrouds

wrapped

so tightly ’round

a throat without

choice

 

We’re schooled in suffocating

you know.

Us female.

We dive heady     into casket      hewn

promises.     Pale

before the ground is dug.

 

Your door creaked

unceremoniously

interrupting

the replayed tape

of forever     stretched

too thick

for winged birds

to carry

home.

 

Pride makes no one

safe

and warnings siren

in my still pounding

veins.

 

To close the door on you

to shut your lidded

eyes

 

It is all my lusting

will has tried to do

 

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  • erin

    Oh my, yes. And yes.
    Eloquent. Captured.
    (I get it.)
    (amen.)

  • Melinda Cadwallader

    simply gorgeous.