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From Read Write Poem - Get Your Poem On #59

From Read Write Poem - Get Your Poem On #59:

Topic: Title Collage

Below is a list of titles I've used (Authors credited here):

"What Letters Are Made Of"
"This Isn't a Poem"
"Double Bass & Silver Flute"
"Minneapolis Skyline"
"splash of colours on dirty scraps of papers"
"Insoluble, essential minerals are what remain or how a rare marriage can last"
"Bones against Clay"
"She Moves, Softly"
"This is my map of you (loving warm and gentle)"
"degrees of separation"


Cold Feet

Looking at the city's skyline,
the gray clouds trail after the moon
like a bride in her wedding dress
getting cold feet,
her tiara becomes a slice of her mind
broken by the ear.

She moves ever so softly,
but is not listening to the clink of coins
in her fiancé's tuxedo pockets.
She sketches with her eyes
star-crossed maps of what this future man could not be:
loving, warm, and gentle.

He speaks in many degrees of separation
like how one tries to philosophize
what letters are made of
when he cannot spell out love
between li(n)es and lips,
between but(t)s and banknotes,
or like how one would sift through
insoluble minerals and see what would remain
of the relationship:
brittle bones against dry clay
whittling to dust particles
in the universe,
the black hole of her heart
getting bigger
and bitter,
howling like a mad wolf.

This isn't a love poem
filled with double basses and silver flutes
to announce the coming of the bride to the altar.
She would find her prey's blood
as a splash of colours on dirty scraps of papers
as something pleasurable, something old,
something poetic, something new,
something raw, something borrowed
(even if for a moment when emotions recycle themselves),
something that makes her feel truly
alive (and not something blue
like Valentine's violets).
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Nicely put together piece of poetry. I like the way you weave and expand the collage titles and all those 'somethings'...
I actually found it fairly easy. I surprised myself that I wrote the poem in less than an hour. Of course, RWP has other challenges that were more difficult for me.

I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. :)
Comment by rob kistner
(Anonymous)
"He speaks in many degrees of separation
like how one tries to philosophize
what letters are made of
when he cannot spell out love"

I was quite taken by this section above -- very well written...

...rob

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Gautami's Comment
(Anonymous)
Great play on words and feelings and emotions.

Wionderful way of putting it!