Longing in Spring

Longing in Spring

A Poem by Haley Smith

Smooth, brown,
soft like honey.
Quietly beautiful, like an
old gem beneath the quilts
and Pyrex in an antique shop.

I had to point you out to someone.
They had to see what I see;
they'd never noticed before.
I was baffled, but pleased
to know that in my own way,
you
are mine.

My lips burn for you.
My fists blanche,
the grin grows.
The glances flicker like moths.

I want you.
I want you, I want you
I want
you.

Something has a rope ripping round
me, however. It wrenches me
backward,
and backward,
and away.
One voice craves you and spits upon
logic and society and
consequences.
The other screams a
crippling caution.

I've caught your looks
at times, and there is something
behind all of them.
Curiosity? annoyance? desire?

The first voice sings 'Go, go',
to dust off those wings and
up, up
up.

Courage has never been a 
companion of mine.
Thoughts overpopulate,
overstimulate.

But the animal can almost feel
your skin. Your geometry,
your curves.
You.

Thinking is the talent of mine
that wins all of the prizes-----
but doing?

© 2010 Haley Smith


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one of the more honest expressions of love i've read in poetry. good job. if this poem is an indication of the rest of your work, you definitely have some talent.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm not sure why but this really works.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW this is great u really got talent

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Added on May 15, 2010
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Tags: love, desire, poetry, questions, lust, life

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Haley Smith
Haley Smith

Fayetteville, AR



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