A million worlds
inhabit a single stretch of bookshelf
the letters, clicked like tongues onto the pages,
spell out words - stretch
into sentences, swell into paragraphs,
arch into myth.
These tales: merely
crystallizations of thought,
the heady dreams,
the scratched out chapters,
the daydreams spawned of idle minds...
the worlds beyond the words...
those remain, uncaptured,
pulling at the line like caught fish
turning free and restricted
around the trapped syntax.
Hidden behind the pristine letters
are the madnesses of authors-
every nightmare of their sleep,
the imprint of every kiss on their lips,
every memory of light, red through their eyelids.
Under each line of poetry
a sensual pulse seethes, heated and serpentine
like a pear left by the window on a warm day,
infused with the sun's heat,
ripening and rotting into juicy sweetness.
And to understand this,
to sense it in your heart
while leafing through pages white and still...
Oh, to touch a word is to touch worlds.
This is a very powerful piece..which deserves to be noticed a lot more than this..
ur wording was really gd...i found nothing to even pick up!..the words u chose was 100 % suitable..the title was catchy and in a way and another new on stage..
gd vocabs, not really big yet strong.
this is added to my favs.