palliative remedy…

palliative remedy

there’s nothing
untoward in her
display of ubiquitous
self-aggrandizement. i’m
feeling expectations
inflate as her
arrival closes in,
along with the attendant
circus & bread,
gradually closed in
from potentiality
to prescient desire.

she smiles, &
her peacock feather
shit-eatin’ grin
breaks locks, realigns
rubix cube complexity,
& wrecks havoc on gravity. all
this & i couldn’t help
staring while her eyes
flashed shooting stars.
they slowed & stopped;
gave up their light
for amusement alongside
warmth for comfort.

waiting to touch such
ecstatic heat, i’m already
melting. too easy to imagine
the small of her back resting
against against me as
we sit together talking
about just how bad
we needed the touch & taste
that could slake our thirst.

in front of a full length
mirror, i’m begging the
polished glass to apparate
a dancer over my shoulder.
with nothing but silence
answering back across the
the long distances between
greeting and love.

whatever the timeline,
there’s no choice save
waiting; she’s already
dancing & moving like
she’s made of rhythm;
distances can be covered
faster than imagined
but when she stops
dancing there’s only one
place to stand;
at her side.

i can give her back something
equal to the treasure
of her time. if she falls,
i’ll help her up, & when
she dances, it’ll be


Dedicated & inspired by someone special with an uncanny talent Something for someone who has always been there for me. I can never repay everything you have done for me, but if you give me the time, maybe we can figure something out. You my dear, are the bees- knees, and anytime you need me, you know where I am. Thanks for everything, I owe you a thousand times. Always yours.


10 Responses to “palliative remedy…”

  1. Scent of my heart Says:


    • Glad you liked it. Do you know if Jingle is doing Thurs Poets Rally this week? I was thinking of posting this through the Rally but might go with One Stop Wednesday if Jingle isn’t doing it this week. Anyhow, hope all is well, and sorry for being so in/out the last couple days. Like Clint Black used to say “life gets away from us all” Take care my friend,


      • Scent of my heart Says:

        Yes, it’s dec 2 Thursday Rally, do post it, it’s really beautiful, one can say only this here, when your words are beyond amazing! By the way I volunteered at Jingle poetry as a Community assistant 🙂 so my job is to gather people linking there …
        Good luck with getting life near you! Really loved reading this, it has almost the same effect like the first poem I read from you, missing you / if I remember the title right/ with the demons and the dragons … Be well!

  2. Baby Turtle to Shimmering Fish 123 Says:

    I do believe that there isn’t a woman on this earth who wouldn’t love to have someone write a poem such as this to her at least once in her lifetime – very beautiful!

    • Well, I am glad for your kind words; hopefully the woman who inspired the poem eventually reads it and has the same reaction! I am not usually one to write a lot of love poetry, but sometimes I think it hits you all of a sudden how important it is to tell the ones you love how you feel. Anyhow, thanks much, I really appreciate the kind words. Hope all is well with you,


  3. that’s one lucky woman–you are one romantic, talented writer.

    • Thanks for the compliment, though looking back, my timing on writing a love poem could have been better…(lol with the way life works out at times…)

      I’m glad you liked the poem, the sentiment is equally true for all lovers. Can’t wait to stop by your page to do some reading, it’s always good times. Take it easy,


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