Tell me something. As I lay next to my sick sister
in silk, unbalanced; give me an offering.
I burn for truth, for the ignorant man
to bare his torment,
to tell me my body is useless,
to hold me as a black fish stripped of possibility
and soak me in architecture.
Make me into something better than two.
I have been a ruined kingdom
for over an hour. My bed is an ash tray.
My bones are hot with need.
Where is your urgency?
Where is your greed?
Catch my empty hand…save me!!!
Give me something sharp to believe in.
My name is a vicious mirror at a stand off.
I catch my sick sister without her gown,
as naked as the night,
a rough sling shot aiming for the key hole.
She is the lie trembling in my doorway,
the life I cannot live.
We have no place, not now!
Her knees are bruised and I am her salve.
I, her freedom.
She, my prison.
Tell me something to help me
burn this sick girl out of my skin,
to gather my ashes and make me one again.
Powerful, scary, exhilirating! Thanks
i like it
The only word left is: WOW.
Wow! You really stay plugged in. Love your writing.
Hey. I appreciate that David! Thanks for leaving a thought here with me!
Great maggie mae. I love the line “my bed is an ashtray” such wonderful imagery. You have a talent for description.
🙂 Thanks Tom.
Great line: “Her knees are bruised and I am her salve.”
Great poem altogether. Completely draws you in.
Thank you very much for the comment! Thanks for reading.
Tell you something? Okay, I’ll try:
Ode To El Cajon Boulevard 1973
Okay, I’ll try again:
Thank you for putting up with this…
LOL…my pleasure. I enjoyed that piece very much. I’ll be wandering around your blog!
Your writing is so powerful. Every time I read something you’ve written, I feel like I’ve been gut-punched, but in a good way.
🙂 Thanks Aimee!
some beautifully dark lines, thank you for sharing this, I read it three times and each time made me want to read more, kind regards, Kieran (Baldy) 🙂
This is truly My favorite! You are such a great poet! I am also a poet and thinking about posting some of my works. You are great!
Thanks Brittany! You really should! It’s such a great outlet. I appreciate your sweet comment. 🙂 Hope to see you around more.
You are so welcome!
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Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!