Leaving

Nothing's easier than leaving

when the trace of smoke behind you chokes

the asphalt and the road is empty for you.

Behind and ahead confuse each other

with mingled salutations aimed at your heart,

puny heart that every touch can turn to blood.

Blood left paths in your dreams, remember,

as they used to swallow up these streets and rooms

and lock them, skinned alive in fearful nights.

Your nights or mine, depending on the day,

when I turn my back to the mirror, naked,

reminiscent of skin and flesh and perfume.

My skin, slowly loosening, softly brushed,

as I lie in someone's bed, wondering

if god can forgive this cowardice.

◄ The only life in here is you

Renewal ►

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Rose Casserley

Fri 20th May 2016 11:50

repeating Jemimas comment.


Rose

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Jemima Jones

Thu 19th May 2016 09:49

really good poem Celia.Thank you.Jemima.

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