Apply Liberally to the Affected Areas

Apply Liberally to the Affected Areas

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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Remedies of love

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Apply Liberally to the Affected Areas

you are the salve
that soothes
the ache
the balm
that coats
the layers
of dark
surrounding
my pain.
the remedy
to cure
what was
and what will
never be
again.


taking it day by day

we've made it further

than either of us
bargained for.

expecting less,

we both got more.

reach into my hectic
,
peel the frenzy out of me,
ease me into your calm.

apparently, my sense of direction
isn't so bad after all.

Receiving

Receiving you,
grounding me
to the sky.

levitate outside
the walls that
held me prisoner
for so long.

you sedate me.
take my ephemeral
and make it real.

I rush into you
fill you with my storm

your cool,
my heat,
together we
are warm.


I will never be beautiful,
at least, not the kind of face
that launches men into battle
or leads them to fall from grace

But I can make you smile
and for a little while
take you someplace
you'd rather be.

And when I'm gone
you will remember me
as beautiful
because that's what I made you see.




© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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i have said it before .. your format is wonderful! finding calm in the frenzy is a spectacular gift .. and the beauty your lines speak to is the best ;) (i could never wear Calvin Klein ;)

the leaving in the last verse speaks to me as the "other woman" ... not sure you meant the leaving in that way ... but the tragedy and vague satisfaction of the time together is poignant to me .. makes me think of Phoebe Snow's song:
http://youtu.be/7OxTVxGhHFM
i hope you have time to listen to the whole song ;)
E.


Posted 4 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

yes!! sometimes so odd the takes we have on one another :) my mother-in-law has been involved for ma.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

ps. the man at a distance needs to remain there in my opinion .. he is not ready says i ;) and ... d.. read more
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Not yet, thanks.
K.L... each one of these is a little gem, but of them all, "reach into my hectic,/peel the frenzy out of me,/ease me into your calm." is by far my favorite. Such beautiful self-contained little snippets, but even more beautiful as a whole ensemble.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

You are too kind. I am behind in my reading. I hope to get back here soon.
J. K. Beach

4 Years Ago

No worries... just glad to have another on of yours to enjoy...
I sense a degree of settling here, not as in settling for second best, but as in becoming accustomed and pleased with the situation, settling in.
The last stanza on the right side appealed to me on a number of levels it conjured up for me.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you. It is a rare moment of calm inside me expressed in these verses
This is astoundingly beautiful...structured in a manner to drill home the journey of such in itself even...lovely hon xo

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

I am honoured. And way behind in my reading. :)
KLG, this is so very romantic and absolutely lovely. Everyone should have somebody like this. Great writing, my friend. I'm so happy you are writing like this again. It makes me happy to read your happy words...:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thanks, I am busy, but still writing.
Bright Ocean Star

4 Years Ago

Good. I'm happy you are still here. I heard someone left the site. Any idea who?
╰☆╮Interesting formatting, here. I like everything about each one of these. I really like the "taking it day by day" one. Also, awesome song! I love that band.╰☆╮

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate it. This is actually the way I always wrote, except I broke the pieces up wh.. read more

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