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The Eclectic Pen - ALL-CONSUMING

By: Barbara P. (gotchagal) - ,   + 19 more  
Date Submitted: 4/9/2010
Last Updated: 4/9/2010
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 158

  Once I feasted freely on you;
Sucked honey from your mouth,
ate up the adoration in your eyes,
devoured your every word...
I swallowed your essence,
and nourished myself by transfusion.

In greedy hunger,
I licked the salt from your body
and tasted what love was like
I grew fat on my contentment.

You are gone now...
Voracious cells, grown mad,
have consumed you - totally,
chewing through places
even I could not reach.

Tonight, in my loneliness,
I nibble on carrot sticks & celery stalks
and later run skeletal fingers
over jutting ribs
and bony pelvis in the dark.

My life has been reduced to this.
Barbara Gregory (Pearlman)

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