Flesh

by Karla   Jan 31, 2014


This don't slits down my throat
and it is a labyrinth where
i contemplate the years
i was made of flesh.

you are a world of yes,
a watercolor spreading
like blood in me.
it is obscene to feel
what i feel
but the design
of your mouth is a visual
attack and it empowers me
to be a body
again.

It is so tragic
to know your ghosts,
rekindling your own vulnerability
but i long to be complex
and imperfect.

my skin itches
for your demons.
Let us be brave together.

Karla Bardanza
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  • 3 years ago

    by Beautiful Soul

    Again I thought this poem was very immense in the meaning and details you placed within. And again I feel like it could hold a lot of meanings. The imagery and wording are spot on through out and I agree it is pretty cryptic. But there is a deeper emotion then darkness I feel. There is love or friendship. Though at the start there is a subtle message it grows into something fantastic. The title of flesh caught my attention as well.Though I ddidn't know what you meant by it. I think you talk about this person who put you back or your heart back together with a kiss or love. And I loved the last line as well err stanza. You say love is a "sin" but you want to face it together. Beautiful write overall so well deserved to win. :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    There is a certain mystery as well as passion within this write. Your choice of words and the imagery makes this read haunting and beautiful!
    Congratulations on the win!

  • 3 years ago

    by Bronte

    That is beautiful.

  • 3 years ago

    by Darren

    Congrats Karla, nice to see you on the front page.

  • 3 years ago

    by don

    Very crptic , and great words, liked this

    Don

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