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A Poem by DAH

A thread of light. The fog

opens like a sinkhole, lifts

and heaves itself onto a shelf

of clear sky. Dissolves.

 

What’s left are memories

seared by the sun, golden skin,

milk-blood, soft tendrils.

 

I watched your radiant face

bloom into a lover’s

indulgence. Your eyes, a vine

of blue grapes.

 

I may be avoiding, or hiding from,

how some memories mangle

the heart, a mane

of blonde, river-musk,

 

silver moonlight

rubbed with fertile kisses.

Our mouths were wolves

intoxicated with prey.

 

Have I mentioned that over time

I’ve looked for you? My desire,

as lonesome as old steel.

Do you remember

 

that you covered your mouth

when I first wanted to kiss you?

A perfect blush of star-fruit

trembled between us

 

and gathered momentum,

like prisms gather light,

nerves overheated

from a mass of pulsations.

 

So why does love thin and blur

till nothing is left...the inlet

of the heart, a wet sponge,

bloated with emptiness.


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first published in: Napalm and Novocain


©dah / dahlusion 2017 all rights reserved


from my 6th book: The Opening

(CTU Publishing)

© 2020 DAH


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Li
Love nostalgia beautifully expressed however somber!
Amazing piece DAH!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DAH

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Li!

DAH
Very beautiful poem, desire is strong! c:

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DAH

1 Month Ago

Thank you!
JungLee

1 Month Ago

You are welcome.
Have I mentioned that over time

I’ve looked for you?

This part intrigued me. Heart problems are such a hassle , it's better not to get involved but sometimes you just can't help it.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DAH

1 Month Ago

I agree, and thank you for the quote.

Cheers,
DAH
I'll have you know that my heart is not bloated and stagnant damn you! oh wait... you weren't talking about me... oops:/ nevermind. The weather is a bit chilly in these parts how is it on your coast mr Dah

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DAH

2 Months Ago

Hey Robert, keep an eye on your heart, ya never know. Was in 80F yesterday at The Pinnacles: it's li.. read more
that strength of love thinning and blurring, slowly disappearing leaving sun seared mangled memories behind, some great imagery in this DAH, bloated with emptiness is better than bereft, cool poem

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DAH

2 Months Ago

Nice feedback!

Thank you, gram.

DAH

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