'til all my breath is you

How have you inked

this palpitant heart?

Well, let me tell you:

Your barbs extend

long and deep and far,

far enough to pierce

skin of my resistance

with needlepoint of

your persistence.

But not only skin

deep; you refuse to

settle for what I

had to offer, deep--

you broke skin and

plunged deeper than

anyone ever did go

pierced right through

very venal lining

polluted my bloodstream

with you insistence

infusing ink of thought

rushing in its onslaught

sucked through mitral 

port into my ventricle

left graffitied and stained

your ink spreading toxin

'til all my breath is you

Such good poison it is too!

 

breathinkpoisontattootoxin

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Rose Casserley

Fri 10th Apr 2015 11:10

love the submissive ending.Great poem.x

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Jackie Phillips

Fri 10th Apr 2015 08:48

I truly enjoyed reading this poem. Your use of the ink stain metaphor is done really well and I particularly like the last line which adds that little element of surprise at the end. Thanks for sharing :-)

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