His Misinterpretation of Us

His Misinterpretation of Us

A Poem by Jeanmarie Flaherty

Try, try one more time...

As I weave the tears of the moon into the form of your smile and place the ignorance of June delicately around my neck, try...

As I evaluate the syllables that drop off of your tongue, as I measure the depth of us by the tone of your voice, and I'll stare, blankly, at the sky as you throw


Dickinson


Into the walls.


You're preoccupied with mediocrity as my toes embarrass themselves with their obsession for the sea, this is not the place for artists and I'm crying for the tide to come in, I'm screaming for the waters of Mexico so I can

Breathe

The sky and exhale the stars, wearing the grin you once stole from the moon.



You're erasing space with the hands that invade my skin, every inch of me is begging you to pour and my legs are covered, still, in January as they wrap themselves around your waist, confusion settles herself under our bed and I'm ignoring her...

Just to be the seconds that escape themselves from the clock and immortalize me in the dragging of my curls between your fingers

It's not...

That complicated, you don't have to understand...

But your smile is choking me and I'm tempted to crack myself open

To let the moon fall out, I'm tempted

To walk, barefoot, all the way to The Gulf of Mexico,

But I'm too preoccupied

With measuring

The depth in you.

© 2013 Jeanmarie Flaherty


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throwing dickinson into the walls...(frown here, she's my favorite)

but she also spent most of her life with imaginary lovers...

i sense that here...yes, there is a physical reality...but is the emotional and mental side there?

does he have depth? beyond words and hands?

another really good poem...

glad i happened on your page.

jacob

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gedalya

9 Years Ago

^^^ I have to agree, that's a helluva way to say something. It's awesome.
Jeanmarie Flaherty

9 Years Ago

Lol why thank you :)
Gedalya

9 Years Ago

Great read, I believe I'll read some more.



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Measured smiles, measured words, measured actions. Is the ruler really necessary or do you know? I am reminded of the anniversary cards that men choose that begin with "I know I don't often say...". I plan to "say" more often. Thanks.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is one of most daring & stylish piece of writing, i have to come back to read more of your work

Posted 8 Years Ago


This one is sooo good for I have to read it again. Very thought provoking to say the least. Please keep up the good work...:)..................

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jeanmarie Flaherty

8 Years Ago

Thank you Darlin' :)
Sami Khalil

8 Years Ago

My pleasure...Any time...:).....................
I had to come back for another read...simply wonderful Jean.. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jeanmarie Flaherty

8 Years Ago

You are awesome ❤️
So many good lines in this... excellent! an immediate fav. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


throwing dickinson into the walls...(frown here, she's my favorite)

but she also spent most of her life with imaginary lovers...

i sense that here...yes, there is a physical reality...but is the emotional and mental side there?

does he have depth? beyond words and hands?

another really good poem...

glad i happened on your page.

jacob

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gedalya

9 Years Ago

^^^ I have to agree, that's a helluva way to say something. It's awesome.
Jeanmarie Flaherty

9 Years Ago

Lol why thank you :)
Gedalya

9 Years Ago

Great read, I believe I'll read some more.
I still remember reading fragments of your novel while sitting in an old farmhouse some years back, Jeanmarie... just wanted to pour you into a glass and drink you... You never cease to amaze me, and your words here create colors and emotions never before experienced... as if you came from another universe to bless us with these shadows...

Posted 9 Years Ago


Jeanmarie Flaherty

9 Years Ago

Oh my goodness, thank you Craig Froman
That was wonderful,sad,thought provoking.An emotional trip.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Jeanmarie Flaherty

9 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Welcome back...

Being in love shouldn't mean giving your self up or having to change who you are. You want to share what MADE you who you are.

Poorly said by me, but you get the drift I'm sure.

I like the way you speak and the sound of the tones. I understand MORE when I listen to you... I guess THAT says it all.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Extensive visuals, yet almost too melodramatic. Depth almost to perfection, but not "there".

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Jeanmarie Flaherty

The Gulf, FL



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I am reality, I am art, I am every dream I've ever had and the corners of my childrens lips when they smile. I am tears and laughter, I am shoulders and knees, I am a writer, a photographer, a mother... more..

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