Our Geography

by Melissa   Feb 16, 2016


You have the ability to devastate,
it's not your fault
that made my soul quake

No, it was the fissure
at the nape of my spine
that let you in,
a delicate tear
at the hem of my skirt,
causing your eyes to unearth
the simple fabric
covering me

I allowed you to wander
the golden valley of my thighs,
the indigenous regions
only known to lovers,
as if they were home
to your strange, beautiful hands

It's this line
that devastates,
when crossed

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  • 2 months ago

    by S s...

    Well penned, Melissa and good use of metaphors

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    Love this Melissa

    Much love
    Michael :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello Melissa,

    A soft, beautifully descriptive and sensual piece here that reads beautifully.

    "No, it was the fissure at the nape of my spine that let you in."

    ^^^^^

    Love that line and I love your use of metaphor throughout this piece.

    Well done on another great poem.
    All the best,
    Ben

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