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Like an oyster

             Like an oyster

Left now only
with a belt of pearls
I peel and palm each lustering orb
whilst whispering your names
till the call of dawn  

and this….
after invading your , sometimes,
sacred spaces ,
oh !
so brusquely

but then again…..
you ,
like an oyster,
haloed and held
my rough intrusion
deep inside your quivering fibres and folds…..
churning and turning
the irritation into a tear-like pearl,
or was it rather,
after the ache ,
a pearl-like tear?

And now…….
with the night
gelling around me a bounteous black pearl
I think of you
and your loose-limbed movements,
and it eases like love,
loneliness away .

you must be infused
by the same enveloping force ,
that now 
majestically orients 
this silver orb,
this pocked pearl…..
in my zenith .                                                   

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 10:35:00 AM
    I am so thrilled by the poetry I am reading this morning. Looks like everyone has found a pipeline to inspiration. This is wonderful and I am so happy your poetry is right here in this mix Neil. Thank you so much for sharing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 4:43:00 PM
    this is so lovely Neil....very well penned....thanks so much for sharing.....smiles...chiquita

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 3:59:00 PM
    I love the allegory here. Majestic without being pretentious. I like this very much.