Obfuscated Mirror

Obfuscated Mirror

A Poem by Nadia Zahran

As your lips drip incomprehensible rhythmic patterns
I am reminded of the cellophane existence that separates us
I am reminded of the cedar inspired lacquer that liquors us up
Liquor me up so that the bright lights blind my incoherence 

Criss-crossing, tongue-tied exposure that wraps me up
Wraps me up so tight that your aura suffocates my need to reason 

Sneezing out sugar-coated lenses that eroticize my existence
An existence that intoxicates me so much that my vocabulary is slurred

Splish-splashing around and I have lost control 

Lost the need to control
To hold on to an overbearing fear of comfort 

Comfort that keeps me blockaded

Enclosed in a finger twitching 

Hair curling

And then
You paint
Paint around our existence
Painting around our vanilla existence that splatters our need for sobriety 

Subtly smearing away this fear
Subtly writing this poem that sticks in me
Like needles oozing with ink
Needles that permeate my being
Needles that emulate my extravagance

Stripped to the bone
Losing control
Stitching up my fear on manilla
Manilla that bleeds my infatuation
Infatuation that controls this prolonged contemplation

And my lips drip harmless incisions
Continuously dripping feverishly
And rambling
My coherence drips and fills this plastered up bowl 

That oozes out

And intoxicates me once again
Spoon feeding me a tangible existence

Eroticizing my thoughts
So that I am crawling in and out 

In and out

And now Iʼm drunk off of my own words 

So the slurring makes sense
I am enclosed in magenta
And the paint is dripping
And I am dripping
Into you 

© 2017 Nadia Zahran

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This is absolutely fantastic. This is urgent, palpable, and tangible writing.
Just a joy to read.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Wow. Amazing use of words and thoughts. John Donne would appreciate these words. They drip of passion and need we cannot fulfill. You made the reader feel the need and the want in your words. You are very talented. Your words are like sweet song. Thank you Nadia for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on December 25, 2017
Last Updated on December 31, 2017
Tags: poetry, sex, love


Nadia Zahran
Nadia Zahran

Ferndale, MI

Metro Detroit poet trying to get back into the scene, as writing is my one true love. more..

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