by Koan   Sep 24, 2015

Each evaporating night

is drenched by an unquenchable thirst

forcing my fingertips to take a lacerated flight

to find, and trace,

the eddies of your softly flowing breath.

But alas!

your see-through dress

drifted beyond the suspended sunset

and the twirling cinders of our unmade bed

are cold,

lying still, forsaken,

in the valley of yesterday's marvels

where once I was roaming entwined

by the nubile haze of your penetrable lullaby..

Metallic shadows of black swans

from within the eclipse of asphyxiating twilight

call for me,

inviting my immobile waxen flesh

for a last shivering dance.

And as they sing their mournful songs

throughout the slaughter of white Chrysanthemums,

they breathe into my naked soul

Oh, Sweet Beloved,

I am undone...!

Alone, condemned

beneath God's exasperated planetarium

in the liquid embrace

of my own great collapse,

re-dreaming yesterday's dreams

that soon will be tomorrow's lost hopes,

on this forsaken checkered board of Joy and Pain

I call life...


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  • 9 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Wow... this is absolutely a heart-gripping write. Beautifully written.

  • 2 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment:

    The melancholy tone in this write just pulls the
    reader along with the writer making her feel what
    the writer feels. The choice of words used brings
    out the emotions and images alive and it captures
    the reader's heart. Its so beautifully intense but
    passionately sad and the layout of the poem
    gives a lasting impact like it reaches out to the
    reader. It also gave me the image of the ocean/sea
    who can't touch his love but can only look and
    yearn from afar. I adore this...beautifully sad.

    • 2 years ago

      by Koan

      Thank you Meena.. ~hugs~

  • 2 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Always have admired your unique style of writing... It's graceful, elegant and truly breathtaking... Well deserved... Made me smile to see this on the front page.

    Heartbreaking piece this is.... So damn beautiful!

    • 2 years ago

      by Koan

      It made me smile too... Thank you for your words dear MP!!!

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Yes, well done on the win, Koan - thoroughly deserved.

    • 2 years ago

      by Koan

      Thank you Ben for the support!

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Koan,

    congratulations, this struck me as a winner after my first reading.

    Well done.


    • 2 years ago

      by Koan

      Thank you Michael for the support!

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