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The void between us,
Crushed against me
Like a toy store window
To a child's flushed cheek,
It vibrates
With my drumming pulse.
It shakes,
Aches to be
Consumed by fevered crash.
This vacant air,
This wasted space,
Resonates with
My fire and fervor
And in it I am burned alive.


Blogger fatochre said...

Wow, I liked that. Maybe it is my mood right now, but I know that feeling. I have met it on some dark soul days. We are not friends though. Excellent work girl, excellent work.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Bill Jones, Jr said...

Wow! That is truly amazing. "This wasted space"... I can't think of a better choice of words. You make me simultaneously want to write more poetry, and quit in despair for want of talent. :)

5:49 PM  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

The part I like is: "Like a toy store window / to a child's flushed cheek". Nice image.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Shelle said...

great imagery...like the drawings too

3:18 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

I've just spent the last 45 minutes reading and admiring your work. You're so very talented in so many ways. First, I can't help but be extremely jealous. Second, I'm so glad you are! What an amazing blog you have.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Hi there,

Great work. I especially like the succinctness of "Majority Rules" and the sentiments of "Guinness". Stop by my site sometime!

1:56 PM  
Blogger edward parish said...

Killer site. Have seen some of your replys on NAC, but was unaware you had your on blog.

Love the layout and content, especially the way you use the visual aides.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

i like the power of passion in this poem. passion so hot it scalds my eyes.

6:23 PM  
Blogger transience said...

that metaphor for burning was powerful.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Stormy Zephyr said...

Very powerful words...

2:37 PM  
Blogger camera shy said...

"a toy store window
to a child's flushed cheek,"

nicely put

such sentiment

5:24 PM  
Blogger TwistedNoggin said...

Thank you, everyone.
Nancy, Majority Rule is one of my favorites, though others rarely seem to care for it much. So, thank you for that. :)

9:11 AM  
Blogger MotoRama said...

Thats a lovely poem..although the mood of the poem sounds like "Don't restrain!"

11:11 PM  
Blogger unspokenverse said...

wow... i love this poem. i can picture the child against the glass...and i can feel the closeness.:)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Ooohhhh . . . the tension! Excuse me while I spontaneously combust. Bye.

8:45 PM  

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