Her

She’s cotton and denim,
well-worn

Brown leather cut wide
Across bare feet

Cool tea in glass bottles
~ never sweet ~

And heavy cream
Conversations

You can sink your teeth into
Plain maybe, but

Real
Not brave

Just longing for a
Few

To plumb the depths
And drink the nectar of her

Soul
Skip the whipped and waxy

Words of discontent
To breathe

The heady scarlet
Thread of

Sacrifice
And joy alighting at the

Edge
As she swoops and swallows

The night
Inviting me to

Breathe the rhythm
Of her life.

*Inspired by Michelle Rinaldi Ortega who encouraged me to respond to this week’s prompt at Three From Here and There.

And linking with dVerse Poets where words spill and poets speak.

About these ads

9 Comments

Filed under Poetry

9 responses to “Her

  1. Sharon O

    That is the kind of person I would like to spend time with, a real ‘person’ who is not out to impress but to get to know.

    Like

  2. susie snider

    These “boots” are made for walking….walk for many, many more years. Keep it up.

    Like

  3. heavy cream
    Conversations

    ha i am all about that…this has a wonderful flow to it and some really nice lines as well…so inviting as well but not looking for everyone just those that want it…

    Like

  4. Concise verbal sketch capturing the subject with deft strokes. Masterful.

    http://beachanny.blogspot.com/2012/05/halcyon-days.html

    Like

  5. Really well crafted! And I love the love–

    Like

  6. Wow. I love this. I love each part. Can’t .pick. one. section. BUT especially brown leather cut wide across bare feet…not sure why I love this…but I do.

    Like

  7. Love the rhythm of this piece.
    Lovely to be neighbors at d’Verse. :)

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s