The sky is dead.
A muddy sun aches in memory; an
unconscious fire, leaping
into dark waters.
Loneliness fades in deep congested
pressure, a million sea
couldn’t lift her waste
Salty seaweed slowly crept down her throat,
entangling itself in soft
asphyxiation. Her beautiful body swelled
with the sea,
tides turned and turned over
purple lips in a green dress,
spitting her raw
out into silver moon beams.
The wind stalled after striking
her cold cheek. Shiftless.
Idle in a sodden night,
offering nothing more for
to feed on.
So, life takes her flesh,
sacrifices her meat to
burning her bones into the
a fossil of destitution.
powerful emotions you evoke through your words…..every word cries out, but with a poetic style…
loved this last lines,
“burning her bones into the
a fossil of destitution.”
Breathless is how I feel, in a saving mode, beautiful !
purple lips in a green dress. well done.
Good, strong piece
i can see it happening…
ya did good that time
Every word is perfectly placed in this piece. Very visual. Well done!
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Thank you so much! Congrats to you on the award as well!
Stunning images. I like how you caught touch and scent as well as sight, it’s just beautiful.
Jeezus you’re good! Love it.
I liked this poem. well written 🙂
‘The wind stalled after striking her cold cheek’ -lovely, very much. amazed yet again at that incredibly fertile imagination of yours.
So well-written! This is stunning!
This has a flow, a horror and a beauty.
Love this. Again, images that make me squirm, but I feel your poetry becoming controlled, and defined, consistent and tied together beautifully from beginning to end. Carry on, hold on, it’s beautiful Maggie, even when morbid. : ) ~ Lily
Yes! That’s exactly the evocative, compelling, primordial prose we all invite in, and will respond to within our deepest depths-uncomprehending on certain levels and yet responding to in so many deeper ones. Keep speaking to me. Cellular. 🙂
Thanks, guys and gals. I live in this world and yet so deeply belong to the other.
Thank YOU for being here!!