Do I Dare?

Do I dare to climb inside
the deep

where Love pries
wide the soul

from smooth black ink?
Beyond expectation

of days without
wrinkle or stain

where beauty wilts
and image leeches

passions gray?
Amputating imperfection?

Do I dare
to step against the grain

and wear my shoes

my bare feet

where claustrophobic reputation
cannot crush

the real
beneath its gritty sole,

and I can suck the marrow
from this day

and breathe?

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8 responses to “Do I Dare?

  1. An interesting technique, concatenating your poems with images of flowers, drawing out the pause between stanzas and meanings even further.


  2. lynnmosher

    {{sigh}} Always such lovely images and thoughts. If only I could poeticize like you! Bless you for your precious heart that you share!


  3. ceciliamariepulliam

    Always beautiful words and photos, Cindee.


  4. Cindee, always beautiful with the image accentuating your words making a glorious whole!


  5. where Love pries wide the soul. Beautiful.


  6. yes yes yes….dare do…haha…i love bare feet…and that is summer to me…sandals or bare feet….and letting there be nothing between them and the day…smiles.


  7. susie snider

    Keep up your fine writing.


  8. I love this… especially the line, where Love pries
    wide the soul… well written 🙂


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