Breath

by Colm   May 16, 2011


Above my bed in time with the sway
of curtains caressed by night's breath,
the blue and gold elongated diamonds of
undefined light shimmered on the wall,
I had never seen their presence before -
You raised your arm to tickle them with fingertips,
and I dreamed I could catch their light to feel
their weight in my palm. I would give them to you
in a golden necklace that matched your freckles -

I dreamed your vodka breath would rest longer
on my flush cheek, and that the night
would anchor itself in my dream,
I dreamed you were grey and shriveled,
short of breath and collaring a diamond necklace.
The curtains were swaying in their delicate waltz
as I made myself a statue, and held my long breath
and dreamed I could give you my dream.

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  • 8 years ago

    by HeatherJo

    Paints a picture. Great write.

  • 11 years ago

    by xoxShorteexox

    Congrats on the win; definitely well-deserved on this poem. I must admit I loved the description that you put into this poem and also the imagery was just amazing. I really could feel myself in this poem.

    5/5

    -Heather

  • 11 years ago

    by gracey grey

    'and dreamed I could give you my dream'.....wow i love this line the most. To weave a dream for someone else perhaps to let the person know just how much they really mean, is touching. All in all, a wonderful piece here.

    Although a wee late, congrats on the win. :-) Peace.

    Grace.

  • 11 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    Great free flow. I could not ask for more datailed imagery that came from your very soul... I like it

  • 11 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    Congrats on the win dear :] nice to see some new people win for once. -Nik