Your silent cantillations foam
At the gorge between your lips.
Body a rocking horse
Broken across the saddle.
In your purloined heart.
Grief is hideous
Underneath your skin.
I enter the bazaar,
Inching my way
Across the diameter
Grappling my way
Through your foreboding.
Wracked and loaded with pain,
The shadow beneath you
Comes off in flakes
As if it too were incinerated.
No one hurts as fiercely as you do.
I shift the junk
In my pocket book
Passing out tissues to all
Who will take them.
Your dwindling eyes spilling
Fruitlessly over the asphalt
There is nothing here, no one
To haul away your sadness
And I am a pitiful excuse.
Not back yet
20 thoughts on “Wordle #67”
in just breath image who is the man, i know the women..
I’m sorry made a mistake… if you need more explanation?
Powerful and vivid images Yves, excellent take on the words this week. Very engaging throughout…
Wow thanks Michael!
Yves, you’ve done it again–powered through the words marvelously, leaving the reader in temporary shreds.
Thanks so much Dell!
There are so many images I take away from your poem. Among them: The shadow beneath you/Comes off in flakes/As if it too were incinerated.
Wonderful use of the wordle words!
Thank you so much Phylor for your kindness!
Unsettling and fractured It reminds me of “An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow”….a poem by Les Murray.
I will have to check that out! Thanks Cressida =)
love, love, love ❤
Awww thank you!
Yes, sometimes sadness is extremely hard, very original composition!
Powerfully evocative – so much depth and strength in these words – so carefully placed and formed – leaving images stunning – in their beautiful ugliness.
A most gut-wrenching read this Yves – well done 😀
Thank you so much! I should frame all your comments they are so beautiful!
*umm blushing now*
well, I’m just writing – or trying to – sometimes the words aren’t really quite the fit to the emotional experience – kind of like the first time you witness an actual canvas of a favorite painter – and sharing my response to the piece you’ve created ….. 🙂
Awww that is so sweet and now I am blushing and babbling for words
roflmbo — so we shall babble together 😉