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The Eclectic Pen - Light

By: Eva L. (wearetrees)   + 37 more  
Date Submitted: 10/16/2009
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 210

  My life said to you:
I want to love you well.
My nesting arms:
I’ll hold you long and burning

In a soft, deep gully inside me,
in a pre-verbal place,
in the body’s tomb of knowing:
I hold our togetherness

We are forbidden our language,
our literal instruments,
our home and skin and fire.

A child at morning’s elbow –
by noon I’m in the crook
And I’d spill these eyes to love you, wrap you gladly and benign
make you longer
resistant to rain
and sorrow

My life said: in sweetwater
I’ll find your buried lips, my love,
your lips and fading ballasts
small crumbs

I’ll circle your lifted face
And a hunger like my life will cast the stone
Grip tightly the steeping form, heavy with praise,
with prognosis
A hunger like my life will pass through you,
Smother your sickness
My life: your lifted face.

The night said: I want to trickle through you
like a deep slow
leave silt between the muscles
Press against your tossed
medieval mind like the tide

I’ll brave this revelation: I’ve conspired
to absorb you,
your tongue your tongue and gnarled root belly,
and become your long lost self
your cutthroat appetite
your curandera song.
From the ashes of the sudden lover –
a diet of silence
I will wrest the virtue of my flaws,
I will rest
and let this life swell in me, irrigate the earth and heart.
My life said: light.

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Jesse (EddyKrueger) - 10/17/2009 3:15 AM ET
Tremendous. I don't know anyone who can narrate emotions with the authority Eva demonstrates. I'm humbled
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 10/17/2009 6:40 AM ET
I absolutely love your work Eva. It is wonderful to read you again.
Eva L. (wearetrees) - 10/19/2009 4:49 PM ET
I thank you both for your kind words!
Jana H. (gatesgirl) - , - 10/19/2009 5:03 PM ET
Marta J. (booksnob) - 10/21/2009 5:44 PM ET
Gorgeous, Eva. You gave me chills.
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