Scavenge

A-loner-who-hates-to-be-alone-by-Chiara-Fersini
Chiara Fersini

Your words are distressed velvet

Weeping along the contours

Of my bones like a double-sided cloak

I press you deep and scavenge

For consent hoping that

Its’ unnecessary to confess

What we already know

 

The poison favored, tastes like sex

I worship death, I cast my heart

Into shallow wells

Like a wishing stone

You might be the truth

But there’s never proof enough

Only letting go

 

I’ll never compose

Another smile

Unless you first consign

Your destiny to mine

6 feet isn’t as far as you first suspect

We were young but not young enough

To believe that forever ever holds

Time will never give as much of you

As I am willing to accept

 

I knew you’d leave

When my eyes were closed

Magnets sometimes oppose,

No matter what they first intend

Life hurts worse than the converse

I gather my pride and pin it

Beneath my knees in a last attempt

But you’ve already scrubbed your cheeks

I guess we’ll never meet

On the better side of hello

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I apologize for this because I didn’t have nearly enough time. I wrote this while listening to “A Thousand Kisses Deep” by Leonard Cohen

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19 responses to “Scavenge

  1. its got an interesting rhythm to it…and some great zingers of lines…
    like the 6 feet not being far enough…and the better side of hello
    sad they will not connect truly….

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