the music is playing & i’m not going to bed…

forever & three days

slip-walking’ those
leveraged steps along
the path through the park
leading to sweat falling from
a neck tracing a spine above
beauty. we walked
the long way home holding
hands while gradients of darkness
admitted more & less shadow
until the sun rose to flick
insolent patches of grass
into the light.

me & my ladyfriend attack
masquerading sunlight attacking
our headquarters built of pillows
& sheets. all the shades
drawn in preparation for combat-
napping. there’s no war among
comrades fighting battles together
as old wounds show up hurting,
punctual s’ever. her smile quiets
my exhaustion while i try
to comfort the source of her

as i wipe away her tears i feel
my cheeks drying.


Because it’s easier to write than say.


6 Responses to “the music is playing & i’m not going to bed…”

  1. I don’t know what to say….. the tears are felt on my shoulder before they dry.. but no longer do I cry “Sapphire Teardrops” (
    re: and old poem of mine) I now have the twin sapphires like the twin souls on the ring my dearest poet offered to me.

  2. deep and passionate words. well penned.

    Good Evening:

    How divine when you come to poetry potluck,

    Week 43 is free verse week, submit 1 to 3 random poems, enjoy the fun!

    Hope to see you tonight.


  3. missed your presence, welcome joining us tonight.

  4. An awesome write. Feelings well said.

  5. perfect entry,
    have fun today.

  6. Very interesting play of words and emotions…
    ‘ her smile quiets
    my exhaustion while i try
    to comfort the source of her
    I could relate to the ending too…
    Its a lovely imagery that you have created with your words…

    Thanks for joining in the Poetry Potluck WK 43 which I am hosting for the first time… hope you have liked it too…. and wish to see you again…
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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