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I           do not understand --
            we are both nice,
            and the world approves us
            but your pact scorches
            my skin
            where our liquids mix:
            an assortment of my petty hurts,
            your bickering,
            the worldly thoughts

            your poetry
            against my practicality --

You       build castles,
            however, my volatility dries you up
            we become endless sands

            drink me whole
            in sultry wetness
            till we last
            fire is to fire dousing light dark light
            into the partings of gritty silence
            sleeping in our dark room
            turbulent flicker, flicker, cold night's
            love's angst and regrets
            angels even loathe
            to light us back.

Blogger's Note: This piece was written sometime four or five years ago after a sad lovers' partings. However, a force has reckoned the memories to bring out its vital light. Hence, this poem reawakens. Thanks to You for giving me the reason to rewrite poetry in candid conviction. Thanks for your two cents worth for this certain work! I feel you in my life.

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. -- Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) English photographer

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The following comments are for "Flaming"
by Idomis

sultry wetness
"drink me whole
in sultry wetness" is a brilliant line..

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: June 30, 2004 )

in the name of poetry
Hi All!

I should get a comeuppance for my long absence here. 'twas really busy with other stuff in life -- aside from sleeping. ;)

Thanks for dropping by your worthy comments, Clairesbest and emaks. I appreciate them! Take care!

( Posted by: Idomis [Member] On: June 30, 2004 )

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