Monday, October 17, 2011


Desire by shivasarms43
Desire, a photo by shivasarms43 on Flickr.

There’s the daylight in ruins,
and you here willing to be ruined too,
willing night to crawl across a city
full of men wanting to ruin you.
Here comes one now, ripe
with appetite and impulse,
without a clue of what it will take
to pull you out
of these details drowning
in orange and blue,
and into his own picture --
but you’re clear on that too,
transparent with buttercup hope
that this time will be different,
that this one will know how to see you.

(Blood Lotus)


Tim Buck said...

Luminous colors, disconcerting effect. And the poem reminds me how infinite and unexplainable are the layers of inner thought. And the construction of identity. The wish to have that self revealed...

Cheryl and Janet Snell said...

Beautifully put, Tim. Cheryl's poem helps, but it's my least favorite ptg of the batch -- too brushy.