Your fingers catch on the windowsill
Impatient pulse nailing my coffin closed
In the night you creep, the stars spilling
From your lips, our villainous needs wept
Into silk sheets, beautiful only after the
Negatives are exposed. Beautiful when
Our voices collide like earth and sea
I dream only of your sex of these moments
Interred like fingernails in flesh. I’ll never
Let go of your soul, the way we fit, the way
We dissolve, seamlessly. The sun rise deceives,
Twists our words so delicately into elusion, there
Is no forgiving a faithless moon, let’s love each
Other viciously but only when it’s dark, only
When I am blind enough to believe that love
Binds our limbs. I want to be more than misery’s
Daughter, more than salt, more than a Band Aid
Placed carelessly over a lonely wounded heart
Warm me in your furnace, make me meaningful,
Make me worthy, just call my name when we rise,
Just call my name like there is no one else at all
I want to be your river, to give you life, to rinse
Away the guilt of too many misplaced consequences
I am not sure you can discern the influence at all but I was inspired!
I wrote this listening to “Morning Theft”
43 thoughts on “Stealing the Moon”
Sounds like my last ill-advised romantic entanglement. I’m no good at those damn things.
Romance is hard! I am lucky I never dated really and found a good guy early one because it is seems way too damn complicated going the normal route
Very good write- ups, it make sense!
Wow. Your words are spine-tingling. They flow so beautifully and leave a trail of goosebumps in their wake.
Awww thank you that is so incredibly kind
Lyrical, profound, beautiful, the words ache their beauty! 🙂
You are wonderful Helen thank you so much for your encouragement
Happy to encourage such great writing!! 🙂
Awww you are so sweet Helen =)
Thank you so much!
The influence is felt, even without knowing the prompt! 🙂 I loved it, the first stanza really enchanted me.
Thank you so much, I am so happy you enjoyed =)
Exquisite poem, I love Jeff Buckley!
Oh thank you and I am so glad you do! He is a amazing =)
Quite sensual.. again with pain lurking behind the curtain of this poem. Written beautifully indeed.. 🙂
Thank you kindly =)
dang…really like that last stanza..the power of a name…to give meaning…to acknowledge importance and existence…and the misplaced consequences….really nice…
Thank you very much Brian, that makes me very happy to hear =)
Man, I’d have to come behind Brian. How did he steal my thoughts? lol Beautiful, M.
Thank you so much LaTonya lol
I don’t know what to say other than this poem is one of the best I’ve ever read.
Oh wow Lisa I don’t know what to say I can’t stop blushing! Thank you so much (hugs)
Wow…so powerful and delicate at the same time. I love how you play with words and dripped them right into the right places. 🙂 Beautiful!
Thank you so much Anja what a beautiful compliment =)
“Warm me in your furnace, make me meaningful”
great words..all to often relationships are merely physical. hots bodies fed by cold hearts…
this says…make me something real..make me part of you so you cannot brush me off like the morning dandruff.
your poetry is always worth reading over…again and again
Awww thanks Grizz =) I am flattered
compliment well earned…been watching for another chapter or two in your fairy tale…hope I didn’t miss it…if so will you send the link?
I haven’t written another part yet I know it is terrible of me know
not really..sometimes the juices of a story stop flowing and where ever you try to take it doesn’t work or other things become more important..I think writing has to come peacefully and if one tries to force the words they become like a defiant child and clam up.
The ideas are brewing though I admit even when I love a story and the characters I sometime don’t finish, I got wherever inspiration takes me someday it has to be a haiku, some days free verse, some days a story, some days music inspired, some days I want to try a whole new form. I wish I was a little more disciplined though lol
A very compelling read! I must confess, I became misplaced myself wandering the avenues of your feelings. You drew me right in and drown me with words. Excellent writing!
Thank you very much Scott =)
Sublime, simmering and shimmering with sensuality. 🙂
I love the alliteration and thank you so much for your kindness
i liked reading this one.. so full of love and passion.
“Just call my name like there is no one else at all”..lovely.
Thank you I am so happy to hear it =)
Beautiful, sensual piece “I want to be your river, to give you life, to rinse
away the guilt of too many misplaced consequences” Love that line.
Awww thanks Susie =)
You really stole the moon with this potent words 🙂
Awww Celestine that is so sweet =)