Imagined Picture Of You

Imagined Picture Of You

A Poem by livspen

The lipstick left on your mug

The one with Homer Simpson on the front

Which says “Mmmmm, Doughnuts” when you pick it up

That lipstick

Could have been forged by watercolours

Mixed pink and red smudged over the rim

Left over a period of days.


The deep twist of your voice, the sarcasm,

And you sound like a 45-year-old man, 

But this makes it all the more sexy.


The smile...

I half remember it

You were goofing around in the mud, little waves

Of muddy puddle water darkening your shoes

And you kicked it all over my black lace tights

Laughing that deep laugh

Like a boom threatening to burst the worn clouds above us.


The cut of your jumper

Or maybe it was a pullover, a sweater

But it was definitely green, clean algae green

And cut round your torso like armour

The armour of a Cambridge hopeful.


The forgotten feeling

Whenever you were about

Murmuring, humming your precious piano piece

A feeling that I was on air

Listening to you

Even thinking I could hear the beat

Of your large, simplistic heart.


The way you never even touched me

Not on the arm, not by accident,

Not even, really, with your eyes.

© 2010 livspen


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Wow, very powerful. You take metaphor and apply it at the next level. Very good. I haven't seen a lot of people that are able to utilize metaphor so well. It fits very well because you use it to augment your sentiments, not merely as a means of adding another layer to your meaning. That's what I consider the correct and tasteful use of metaphor, and I applaud it.

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Wow, very powerful. You take metaphor and apply it at the next level. Very good. I haven't seen a lot of people that are able to utilize metaphor so well. It fits very well because you use it to augment your sentiments, not merely as a means of adding another layer to your meaning. That's what I consider the correct and tasteful use of metaphor, and I applaud it.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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livspen

Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom



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