Embarrassment tugs his eyes to the
left, cradling his infant courage.
He is new skin – crawling
for Jesus – drowning
My own infant, white lipped,
sleeps like a giant next
to my hip. My blood
is metallic lead
The scent of iron is dark and heavy.
Mary cycles through every
woman, he reminds me.
I know. Serpents
slither – then
He is the color of silence – naked eyes
following mine, stalking my quiet
like prey. His sharp honesty
brings deep claw marks
across my chest. I
life. His eyes lift,
hungry. My flesh is real,
sincerity exposed. He prays over
me, Jesus take this pain.
It was an accident, he is just.
Always flattering from you Bonnie, thank you for reading!
Still tearing off pieces of your soul to show us, eh, milady? Haven’t been by in a while (physical issues), but, I can see your talent is no less than I remember…. Again, brilliant imagery, and terrible strength of emotion….
Take care, & Blessed Be, little sister…
Ned, aka, gigoid, the dubious….
I’m so glad to see that you are still around. I wish you all the best in your physical ailments. I hope you are finding peace!!
Thank you my dear… I’m doing well, all things considered…. Peace, now, that comes and goes….
Quite a thought provoking poem. Very well done.
Thank you John.
One of my favorite bloggers and poet is at it again 🙂
😉 So glad you are still around!!
Hello. This is the first poem I have read of yours, and it is extremely thought-provoking! I look forward to reading more.
I’m so glad you took the time to comment. Thank you. I hope to see you around more.
You’re welcome. You’ll see me around. I’m a harmless stalker. Have a wonderful day! 🙂
Powerful stuff indeed ❤ ❤
Joseph…always a pleasure, my friend.
Is the essence of this poem forgiveness?
that is exactly the essence….forgiveness and innocence.
An addendum to my previous comment: thank you for following my blog.
Thanks to you for stopping by mine!!
Wonderful poem. I have just tweeted it. Thank you for the follow. Your writing is inspirational.
This is a beautiful, vivid, visceral poem. you don’t pull any punches emotionally. thank you very much for liking my blog piece and following my blog. i’ve decided to do the same for you. i also enjoyed reading your self-introduction, with its generous scope of human subjects in mind.
Lots to think about, Maggie. I. Especially like stalking my quiet like prey.”
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