saturation in F minor

by pmmurphy   Sep 13, 2017


if these lines could speak
they would drag syllables
from my lungs

they would not
muster through gritted teeth but
travel through the air as darts to their board

and my breath shall carry through the scarlet sky

I just hope she isn't allergic to red


It's just paint ~
these words
my thoughts
our feelings
she never should have
been alergic

but being born
within a plastic bubble
never allowed her to
feel the warmth of the world

it's a cruel joke if you ask me
but she didn't
because her lips
were saturated in disbelief


the taste of raindrops
fulfills her lips because
she yearns for lusture

only tilting her head
when rainbows escape normality
her toes not a quiver nor a curl.

numbered she sees me in full
bright like a sun that only screams for more
but she likes her shade


I called on constellations
within the freckles
on her chest
trying to find where my name
had been written

but in the aboslute black
even shadows appear
to be lost


the syllables to a name like this
is but a double numeral
it invokes two seconds of breath
where I thought we held

I only asked her to breathe
because I thought she enjoyed the gasp


tunneled memories
fade past the hush
of a burnt scarlet morn

where winded words
whispered of a dead poet
no longer filled with blank pages


simply imbued in
what was once called

of her


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  • 1 year ago

    by Britt

    Judging comment: This poem took my breath away, literally. There is grit and grace and the emotion is beautifully overwhelming. The #3 point/area was absolutely gorgeous writing. I appreciate this poet so much, the vulnerability, the emotion that's poured out. Truly a stellar write.

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Congratulations on your HM - a truly amazing piece. Milly x

  • 1 year ago

    by Mandy Earl

    Wow, amazing.


  • 1 year ago

    by Mark

    Wonderful Murphy. 6 was breathtaking

  • 1 year ago

    by ddavidd

    This is the second time that you wowed me. The first was even harder if I remember right.

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