Parenthetically

Parenthetically

A Poem by Contessa
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Just a poem

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Trace your silhouette

Against the pavement:

White chalk.

Run your tongue along

Your smooth teeth

How long has it been?

Since you last took a bite?

The bitter sense of hunger

Fills your nose and mouth.

Fragile bones and failing heart

How long has it been since you last fell apart?

White chalk

On your black jeans,

Blue smoke

On these white teens.

Smoking kills, they say now take

Another drag

(yourself along that pavement)

Smudged chalk

On dark ground

The rain, they say, will wash

It all away

(from your starving mind)

Blurred talk

On thick air

(what if life just wasn’t there?)

© 2017 Contessa


Author's Note

Contessa
I don't normally write poetry, so I could definitely use some feedback. Don't forget to drop a review!

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BEAUTIFUL! The intricacy of the thoughts that this poem is trying to convey is so beautifully knitted that I am struck. Loved it!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Contessa

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Well I loved this. Imagery, descriptive word choices, your write was arresting, caught my attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this penning!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Contessa

2 Years Ago

thank you so much!
Dawn

2 Years Ago

You're welcome!! :)

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Contessa
Contessa

Seattle, WA



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