The Third of July

The Third of July

A Poem by Elephants & Coyotes

again,

i will bury
your
honeyed 
words
down, deep
in between 
my breasts,

humming loudly
above reason,
muffled by
passion-

by love,
my love-

don't waste me.

my pearly eyes
and heaving chest
are
truths i keep
meaning
to share

but
you harvest 
so often
the honey
seeds
you sow

give them time
my love

don't waste me. 

i'm your 
darling dear
with fluttering
fingers
grabbing at 
your hand 

to
stay afloat
in this
teeny boat
made 

perfectly,

a la
Us.

© 2012 Elephants & Coyotes



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TLK
The repetition of 'don't waste me' is very evocative. I'm not sure quite of what, but it still speaks roundly and soundly.
I can't help but think of an antithesis to your position: Bill Wither's "Use Me" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_Me_%28song%29). It's about somebody actually wanting to be used up, because it feels good. The message therefore seems to be the opposite of yours.

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Elephants & Coyotes

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Quite often, i write whatever comes.
I tend to "feel" what works, rather than "know."
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TLK

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TLK
The repetition of 'don't waste me' is very evocative. I'm not sure quite of what, but it still speaks roundly and soundly.
I can't help but think of an antithesis to your position: Bill Wither's "Use Me" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_Me_%28song%29). It's about somebody actually wanting to be used up, because it feels good. The message therefore seems to be the opposite of yours.

Posted 5 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Elephants & Coyotes

5 Years Ago

Quite often, i write whatever comes.
I tend to "feel" what works, rather than "know."
So.. read more
TLK

5 Years Ago

I enjoyed reading, I enjoyed commenting, and I'm enjoying your enjoyment of my comment. This is a g.. read more

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