Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by SmilePretty, Aug 18, 2006.

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  1. SmilePretty

    SmilePretty Staff Alumni

    Rusting petals of childhood
    smear along my palm.
    Bitten flesh invites its venom.

    I fit snugly into this plastic cocoon,
    bitterly cold to the skin during the pulse of heat.
    The clouds invite me for a splash, a cannonball, direct hit.

    Careening out an open window,
    lunging my teeth beneath the grass,
    bulldozing memories of muddy summers.

    Nothing is as steadfast as these
    knees knocking together,
    fighting to find footing on a star.

    The band-aid on my right ankle has taken flight;
    I watch it flap up and out of grasp
    One, two, three; kicking feet, gathering oxygen.

    These dual chains drop from my growing wings
    as I pluck my own pocket of air
    and disappear into the sky.
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Dear Fear;

    THis is a beautiful work of genius, imho,:smile: :wink: and I think you've really taken off with your poems.:smile: What beautiful imagery and how wonderfully it reads aloud. Well done, sister, well done indeed! I love it!!


  3. SmilePretty

    SmilePretty Staff Alumni

    thanks...:huh: i dont try to make them good...
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