for indifference is the sharpest
knife of the set
worse than anger which requires some care
and love that turns on her heel constantly
like a feathered Cuban girl in 1930s Havana
smiling, til her cheeks ache with sheer
it’s been some years since I danced for you
from shadows to light and back again
fooling myself into beauty, rendering
moments stamped in both our minds
for the joy of the unbound
my feet hennaed like an Indian wedding bride
your fingers possessed of music and silver rings
we wove our limbs together as plaited bread
baked in the glory of that unbroken hour
before ochre sun’s urgent assent and chime
of other people began lowing in impatient light
there is something about darkness I have always
felt contained magic and even if others do not see
I taste it on my tongue
I run my hands along
its quiet shining surface
much like a lake swallowing
a stone when thrown
with all the violence known
by one who feels
35 thoughts on “By one who feels”
Indeed, twice – Indifference cuts as nothing else can, and there is a deep well of magic in our darkness. Denying the dark dims the light.
You are lovely but this I knew long ago
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TheFeatheredSleep – “one who feels everything”
This is the kind of poetry of yours that I love.
I absolutely love this! Well done! ❤
I can see you there between land and sea, between night and light, spinning rocks across the water, arms out, waiting to embrace the darkness
Aches and preens as any graceful dancer smudges a chalked floor.
I think… you probably know why I connect with this one so much. Brilliantly done, Candice.
heart wrenchingly amazing.
Stunning so many beautiful lines in this one. ‘there is something about darkness I have always felt contained magic”….:) ❤
Love this part, “for indifference is the sharpest knife f the set”! Great poem
This is beautiful! I tried to pick a few phrases that I especially loved, but then I would be quoting the whole thing back to you, and that just feels silly. 💗 Great job!
Gorgeous…so well done!
Your usual splendid imagery
Thank you my beautiful
Thank you so much dearest Bill
Thank you so much dearest Orville
Thank you so much dearest Zephyr Rose. For your lovely encouragement.
Thank you so much dear Simmy for your kind words
There she is! How are you? Thank you dearling
Wow it’s you! I am so glad to see you. Sending you love my friend
What lovely words you spin I adore them
Always a pleasure, Candice.
I love to spin words which say the truth
You are welcome. Have been coming back to your content.
I so appreciate you doing so that is so kind and appreciated
You are a truth teller
Hi! Thank you! That’s sweet of you to say! 💚
Things are going better this end, I hope you are well Candice? I have a new doctor I am so happy about.
Oh that’s so important it’s all about getting the right doctor isn’t it?
You set the bar so effing high.
You saying this makes me want to continue.
Not continuing would be an actual crime.
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