Demolition.

Leonora Carrington
Leonora Carrington

 

How often

I wrote your name

in invisible ink

on blind paper

to a deaf audience

in an empty theater

while imagining my skin

with your skin,

my mouth

with your mouth,

my body

with your body

within the walls

of our modest home.

 

Grassy yard,

happy dog,

sweet child,

wily garden

each blooming with life,

 

our patch of passion

and contentment,

secluded seduction,

calming condition

where we share

wine and wishes,

philosophies and prayers,

secrets and dreams,

where we sleep deeply

in each other’s company –

 

and here we are.

 

Close enough to

feel your breath

and all I can smell

are hot lies

and bitter delusions

pouring from

that precious mouth.

 

Far enough to

see your disembodied

hands tearing down

our fragile house

while your mouth

claims to mend it.

 

Piece by crumbling piece

the foundation breaks away

in arid clumps

within your tightening grip,

turning to dust

in unorganized winds

blowing into my

eyes and mouth.

 

Blinded,

suffocating,

stumbling,

reaching out

for your shadow,

you turn

away and

do what’s best

for us all.

 

 

Renee Novosel

All Rights Reserved

Copyright 2014

12 thoughts on “Demolition.

      1. ‘How often
        I wrote your name
        in invisible ink
        on blind paper
        to a deaf audience
        in an empty theater’
        These are beautiful lines. How many of us go through these struggles where our dreams and reality exist at loggerheads? You write very well, I look forward to exploring more of you blog in the coming days. Also thank you for the follow. Happy to have met you.

  1. “our patch of passion/and contentment,/secluded seduction,/calming condition” — you can really handle sound. Especially in the odd real sound-flower like this.

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