If we leave the letter unwritten
deer leaning in the window salvaging for morsel of night
grimacing when we stir, wind chimes with pointed feet
dancing awkwardly in ill-fitting clothes, vindicating a
suspicion of absurdity
turn from me then, until you stop being and I sit alone
watching faceless walls communing with plaster
you shape my days and can as easily, burn me standing
waiting for a word, a finger-tip, a smudge
for when you strike, you are a panther, encased in skin
charboiling my heart over wilting blossom
it is not possible to deny you
the switch of myself shivering electric
in that, we are alike, the one who loses her hair in bunches and you
who cook longing on high flame
hang yourself up on the back of my hook, let me catch you wriggling
in my wet fingers made into a cup
like rounding moons with promise will become fairy circles
when you emerge, dry-eyed and hot-skinned, let me lick the burn
ringing your throat like the words you will
strike out again and again in every ink
catching river stones in your mouth
under my tongue
stretch out, beckon me, consume my hope
20 thoughts on “Consume my hope”
I don’t know why but this remind me of the time I wrote my “goodbye” note.
This was eloquently written, and I appreciate the imagery in this free verse. I can see the person in the hard-backed chair, just waiting for a person who believes that in the author’s mind they are just a friend. It feels almost like the agony of this love has pushed the author into near insanity, and it’s very clever.
I don’t know what to say, and I don’t iknow why that is
Well done…..so well done. *sigh*
Thank you! I thought of eating hope and regurigating it and how fragile it is.
That can be a very good thing or a very bad thing. Shall we sit and think on which side we’re on?
Thank you so very much. I think as you say, the agony of love. Thank you for reading this and your translation you got it 100 percent right. I appreciate you very much xo
You too? What is it about us? 😉 I hope you will NEVER write one without the direction of your goodbye being near me.
I read this and sighed. Mostly because I cannot think of the right words to express why it sings to me.
Actually I think Smallsunflowers hit the nail on the head.
Poignant work from you yet again. 🙂
🙂 Thank you dear Jade. I appreciate YOU for your appreciation and time reading my work – you rock!
The pleasure is all mine. You are a very talented individual and I really enjoy reading your work.
I’m so grateful to you my friend
Sure – as long as I can sit on your side 🙂
I can’t write a goodbye not now, not till I meet you. This is a goal that I intend to accomplish.
Isn’t she just so brilliant that it’s almost scary?
And I am a better artist just by being near her. 🙂 she’s amazing.
I appreciate you as well! I’ll be following your blog from now on since you seem to understand similar emotions of mine on a deep interpersonal level. The way you put things is beautiful and I’m rarely this excited to follow someone xo
Wow I’m so honored and happy to read this! Thank you so much! It makes me happier than anything else in this world to feel that others can relate and we share similar emotions so on that level welcome sister!
Blush. I think you are so talented also so I don’t think you could get much better whomever you were with, but you totally rock either way!
It was all worth it just to flush your cheeks! Thank you, Poetess. ❤
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