Wednesday, December 16, 2015

True Love - Three Word Wednesday



Thom, in sitting with the three words you chose this week for a while, I got more and more vicious. You chose

Savage
Tense
Vengeful


Here's the result:

True Love

Your savage eyes rip
my skin off and blister what's
left of my sinew
no matter how I
try to settle you back down
after this latest
conflict between us.
Small wonder I'm like swollen
indigestible
gas bubbles about
to erupt from volcanic
patches of boiled mud.

I get all tense just
thinking of how vengeful I'll
feel for the next week,
and how carefully
I will have to behave not to
accidentally
create the trouble
I can deny I meant to,
whistling all the while.

‎December ‎16, ‎2015 4:34 PM

Has to be true love. No other state could produce such volcanism. Go to Three Word Wednesday to link to the offerings of the other contributors.


12 comments:

  1. you can feel pain oozing out of this.

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  2. I'm like swollen indigestible gas bubbles - couldn't help but make me chuckle..we are all human and must endure each others idiosyncrasies i suppose

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  3. Oh, wow, Christopher. You haven't lost your touch!

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    1. Well, not about this stuff, apparently.

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  4. As we rub against one another, heat of all sorts collects and changes the atmosphere between us.

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  5. Christopher, here is my reply.

    Your narcissistic flower

    Your malicious glare rips through
    this cellophane wall
    I’ve so carefully
    drawn over my ragged nerves

    but to my surprise
    I feel nothing,
    nothing at all.

    Your narcissistic flower
    blooms bilious yellow
    in the corner of the room.

    If I fail to bring it water
    will it shrivel
    and die?

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    1. OMG!! I hope you have also been writing upbeat things lately. I think I felt a piece of my soul fall off in despair. In the corner of the room it is shriveling up and dying.

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    2. I take things fairly personally of course.

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    3. Don't take it personally! I was just having one of those days, and something resonated for me in your poem.

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    4. As for upbeat writing, there's a lot of satire buried in the book I'm currently writing with Ursula. We are having way too much fun!

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    5. I think the mother/daughter collaboration that you are engaging in is very cool. What a wonderful life experience for the both of you. I bet Ursula turns out to be without compare on the planet no matter what level of public life she gets to. You are my hero-Mom. Heroine... I know but that word is too artificial for this simple feeling. Big hugs.

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The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.


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