Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Juniper


Our skin twists like Lynchian art 
As my pores widen and 
Long for the scent of your hair
The length of my heart doesn't compare
Rinse my scars in a shower of 
Blood, sweat and tears 
While the stains on my brittle bones
Last beyond the years
Abstract is the flesh beneath 
Your shoulder blades
Cut me open and lay inside my cage
Whispers of pale pink against dark red
Under the melanin of your brown skin
Far from a curse
For you, I am a fool 
A bitter juniper pond, I wait to immerse





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25 comments:

Brian Miller said...

hey only fools fall in love man, or invite them beneath the rib cage...but i will be a fool any day...smiles.

chromapoesy.com said...

Evocative and corporeal images you paint tonight!

Mama Zen said...

I love the "Lynchian art." This is very cool.

darkangelwrites said...

Love hurts apparently :) I had to look up Lynchian... I slept through cinematography class.

Natasha said...

Anthony! Wicked flow to a wicked write! Fantastic imagery, awesome language, wonderfully weaved! I humbly bow to you Poet...loved it!

Finally said...

The act of letting someone in, loving them, letting them love you is such a risk. I like the way that your poem simultaneously narrates the "violence" of this act and its necessity.

Uneven Stephen said...

Intense energy and imagery. Awesome poem. I love the line "Whispers of pale pink against dark red", and the excellent closer.

Patricia said...

I love your passion in pain... nothing quite like loving someone in it and through it...

David Allen Waters said...

letting someone in....such beautiful pain.

bravo my friend

52481922-b89e-11e0-84b6-000bcdca4d7a said...

As a big Lynchian art fan i loved this line and the poetics surrounding it - another V.cool write Anthony - always great to read your inspired poems

arron shilling

hedgewitch said...

It doesn't get any more wrong or hard than the feelings here--visualizing opening the rib cage inviting in the other--total surrender, yet eyes wide open, crying blood. Fine writing, below the skin.

Fred said...

Anthony, this is an amazing showcase of your talent. Absolutely love this write. Superb word choice and the tone you took. Really a great write

Ann LeFlore said...

do not listen to only fools fall in love it is part of live and we all need someone to love and to love us
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/13/a-new-life-begins/

Joseph Hesch said...

Are we talking David Lynch, "Blue Velvet," "Twin Peaks"? You never cease to amaze and entertain me, Anthony. Great, visceral (I guess quite literally so) images. Pulse-poundingly you.

mrs mediocrity said...

Cut me open and lay inside my cage

yes, that is love. beautiful.

Patricia said...

I came back to say thank you for your kind words today. made me smile.

forpuck said...

Nice stuff.

signed...bkm said...

Very nice.. and the last line (love it) the bitter juniper pond....bkm

Joanne Elliott said...

Beautiful longing...

lori said...

This is different for you with pinches of hope and dare I say love bleeding through. I enjoyed this thoroughly.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

This is powerful stuff

Anna :o]

eclipsingwinter said...

Oh, I must smile. There is such longing behind the contrasting imagery. Well done.

Beth

Debbie Dawnslight said...

the images stirring and clear. longing and hurting, bleeding...
it is too close sometimes - love and pain.
getting close and pushed apart.
Thank you for this intense write!
~deb

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Nicely rhymed!

Tameka said...

Put it in a frame, so lovely the picture. :-)

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