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Topic by EtheriaSky
whoever said the internal and the external are mutually exclusive
has never kissed the way I have.
your hands flash over me in stop-motion
your wrist against my hand, your knee against my thigh.
there's a careful language of joints and angles
chanting low as a mantra under bar-lights,
and your lips and lids are Ava Maria’s
cast hot over the curve of my shoulders.
in the blanket of dance-floors and bass-lines
your hands don't seem to know what they want,
rendered hesitant by the magnitude of desire;
stumbling, a trepidation, as if a pin-prick could bring down mountains.
in this moment
your skin and my need stand in rapt attention
and the world becomes us; jagged, breathless, crippled with the frailty of yearning.
and in us, we fold so deep
that even our whispers become giants.
image © markpiotrowski
“Wish You Well”
Topic by Budsilver
I wish you were here,
and that I was standing below your spell
as the rain washed over me,
thunder and lighting and rainbows
melting into a bowl.
Wish I could place the trust in time that you could,
and that these dreams weren't prophecies,
as I see you run away from me,
a kiss tucked in your pocket
next to the piece of my heart you stole.
I want to wish you well,
and not curl up when I see you smile
knowing that she has what's mine,
the piece of your heart I should have carved my name upon
as I nodded and let you do to me.
© A proclivity
Image ©Christopher Holliday
“When Will I See You Again?”
Topic by UrsulaTG1
When Will I See You Again?
I would not want you to know
I am always thinking of you
Asking over and over
When will I see you again?
I look for you every where I go
Words without actions mean nothing
Do not tell me you love me
I do not want to hear lies
I only want to see you again
Topic by Texas Spook Rules
I submit my will to the heavens
I'm not the one in control
Tonight I'll bare my fragile soul
Laying down in sweet surrender
Forgiveness is the only thing I seek
So I bare all and lay prostrate
Giving my life to a purposeful fate
Others may claim, I'm no pretender
To others I say, what goes around will
It will come back on you and not me
The price of freedom is never free
It's a war that I must nowface alone
To other who doubt,I'll give you the rope
Hang your fears on the end of astring
With hope, you can accomplish anything
For one day all of this will be atoned
Poetry was submitted anonymously to be assessed by outside judges.
Poetry is judged as improvisational efforts.
Judging considerations: use of topic, poetic appeal, creativity & poetic form,
Graphics were chosen as enhancements to the poems, after they were composed.