eternally...

eternally...

A Poem by Alessander
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I see your spectral silhouette
   hovering on the sea's horizon
      at midnight

  as the surf struggles and collapses
     before my feet

    it's so damn cold
     my gut convulses
      my hands shake
        my being shivers

              your hair whips
                 the dark air
               like thunder

                           the wind lashes
                         my numbed skin with coarse sand


            and it's so dark
 
                    the moon oscillates wide rings
                            of pallid skeletal light

                               and you flutter there exactly
  where the sun set
       six hours ago

                                 when its afterglow
                    disintegrated
                             pixel x pixel
    

                               your shadowy figure
                                   now beckons

                                      join me
                                    this night
                                and every night

                                    hereafter

                                      love
                           
                              I close my eyes....

                                    ...

dancing and sweating

  we lay in my room

             under burgundy covers

                      reeking of cheap beer
                               and dirt

your panties still slightly moist
    flung on my chair

  my sticky shirt still emanates smoke
     like an industrial factory
 
you arms wrap around me like a python
  your hug
        is like a choke-hold

                    of our burning bliss

            that is this scene

                 that is us

      waves undulate

                    music resonates

                   warm tears roll down my neck

                      yet I do not know
                              if they are from sheer terror
                                    or sheer joy

                         we pass out
                       in a drunken embrace.


                                   ...

                             I'm drowning
                            in your maelstrom
                          

                            I'm sinking
                              in the quicksand
                               of memory

                       you disappear
                        like a  ghost in a dream
                                     immaterial                   
                              like a song in a fog

                          ....

It's too much
your presence is unbearable
I'm falling  through stony caverns
    and cloistered abandoned shafts

I dwell in the bottom of an ancient well
  alone
naming the stars overhead
         names holy and secret names
            alien to human ears and tongues.

                            ...

May you love me                           short-lived for now
    as much as I love you                       but longer after
       with passions greater                            when the void expands                       
              and untrue                                 you'll hear my laughter

                                    from across the fathoms
                                     that love creates

                                      a distant echo
                                     ...disintegrate

© 2011 Alessander



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This brought a little moisture to my green peepers!
You set the mood, wonderfully.

"your arms wrap around me like a python
your hug
is like a choke-hold

of our burning bliss

that is this scene

that is us"

That is easily my favorite part. It's so comfortable and safe, I started to remember
what that feeling was like. I can't thank you enough for that!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out, Van Mark!
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The title got me here and the content made me stay. :) Wonderful flow and beautifully written!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

8 Months Ago

Gracias, Gullia.
Gullia King

8 Months Ago

My pleasure :)
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BBP
Bukowski meets Shakespeare! ;) I like the rawness it holds and the gritty love song it sings.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

9 Months Ago

Bukowski meets Shakespeare - I think that's perhaps the greatest compliment I ever received, Bev.read more
BBP

9 Months Ago

hahaha....well it's true. Being from So Cal we are also honest a******s lol

Alessander

9 Months Ago

lol so true
This brought a little moisture to my green peepers!
You set the mood, wonderfully.

"your arms wrap around me like a python
your hug
is like a choke-hold

of our burning bliss

that is this scene

that is us"

That is easily my favorite part. It's so comfortable and safe, I started to remember
what that feeling was like. I can't thank you enough for that!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

2 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out, Van Mark!
A fragment from a different time, still a morsel of good.. read more
FN loved it!!
That was incredibly sceneful, sinful, soulful.
Every inch of it a pleasure to read.

Visually, it's perfect too.
And I love the way you wrote: "pixel x pixel"

Most people read between the lines, but you leave tiny kisses.
Whether you meant it to be this way or not, the girls with the burning romantic hearts will read it that way.
As I have.

In mathematic terms (I'm more of a numbers nerd...) the value of "x" can be anything/always changing and adapting to the value of the sentence. You, plus me, equals = x

Blah blah blah, did that make sense to you?

Posted 3 Years Ago


OMG! I CAN'T RESIST TO WRITE MY REVIEW IN ALL CAPS LOCK. THIS IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. EVERY WORD PASSES THROUGH MY VEINS LIKE I AM REALLY AMAZED. THIS IS BREATH-TAKING. LOVE- THE CONCEPT, WAS PERFECTLY ILLUSTRATED BY THOSE WORDS. THE FORMAT AND THE FLOW...WOW! NO DOUBT WHY THIS WAS VIEWED AND REVIEWED MANY TIMES.

EXCELENTE!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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gcp
Beautiful.

There's a lot here to explore = a mood and feeling that slips through the piece.

As a little note - one thing that stood out as odd.... pixel x pixel - It draws in the whole co-ordinate thing - all the x,y pixel stuff - makes me thing of Jpeg artifacts and bitmap rendering - screen sizes and things like that - to me it jumps out of the rest of the poem as anachronistic and strange.

I really like the break and return near the end with two steams - that's lovely - not to mention the myriad of beautiful turns of phrase - the surf struggles and collapses - pallid skeletal light. And the immediate, close nature of the wet panties - it's a touch - both mundane and brave - in the midst of the more abstract nature of the poem as a whole that stands out as physical and sexual - I really like it.

Great work.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

how did I miss this one? i kept up with the pace, every word exactly where it ought to be, i know that it is good poetry by the tightness in my chest

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Eve
very romantic write, lots of steamy visuals, awesome work, I like the staggering thoughts and how it seems to swirl down the page like an apparition of desire.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I read you ... in my head I hear "Yup! a true LA Poet!" Why this is I cannot say. Nothing here is pretty or shimmers, or is sad or wistful, glittering or glamorous or even remotely pretty. Rather it is all raw and harsh and painful - but I am drawn to it all, and find myself loving it. Not a real reviewer, or even a poet myself. Just wander around writing my impressions. For what they are worth. Thanks for these.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your work is indeed poignant. Everything is so palpable, so real. You have a masterful diction, and an abundance of creativity. You paint pictures with your words so effectively, it makes me tingle! You, good sir, remind me of Pablo Neruda. You take "Sex" "love" and "lust" and turn into something unfathomably exquisite.
Encore!

~Adora
xoxo

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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