• letting go. dVerse Poets Pub,  Poetry,  poets

    Ode to an Everyday Poet

    I remember the night she left.Her dress, nightgown, brush. How each quivered in your handswhen you lifted them from a hospital-scented suitcase,replaced hers with mine.A silent drive followed.Me too small to ask questions.You wordless in your guilt. Her cousin’s wife’s sister took me that first time.Held me tight, my heels drumming her skirt, fists beating her arms,while you walked away.Raising a little girl…It wasn’t something you could do.It wasn’t something I allowed you to let go.Every time you handed me off, I believed you back.Sometimes it took months, but you always came. Memories rub like sandget under my skinin my eyes.Your voice still with me,filling a lifetime of hours with…

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    Waltzing the Muse

    Armed in white tieand cultured southern pearls,we’re civilly suited. Stepping into the word waltz, an etiquette of circle and tease– stalk in, scurry back. Manufacturing rhythm in plot turned inside out.Sexy repartee confined,to tidy essentials. I stumble, tripping on decorum,bread and butter foreplayconsumed with knife and fork. Corseted in propriety,confinement’s keys unlock cheeky fantasy. Him robed in moonlight,hard body surfinga dew soaked meadow. He’s caught me out,saw mischief dance naked in my eyes.Or tasted whine-laced hunger behind a chaste kiss. Leaning in close,his whisper hot against my ear,he digs in. Ravishes with words. Parts me with devil’s tongue,thoughts spread like a meal. Devour me, sugar.Consume me.Eat with your fingers. ~Nara…

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    Friday 55: Spotlighting

    Flickr Photo Download: Lonely Spotlighting I like keeping my secrets, tucking my thoughts away. It is so easy with you, keeping my shades drawn.I can listen, ask, and never tell. But then in a moment, a brief glance up, I’m captive. Your eyes search every shadow, every secret. I freeze, hypnotized, until you look down and set me free. ~Nara Malone