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Inner conflict dissolves under your lunar eclipse
playing across my fingertips and lips 
tracing the hoodoo of your hips,
causing me to burn down into cinder-sticks
reborn as a Baton Rouge Phoenix
by the gravitational pull of Jupiter
orbiting in your eyes.

Rising above the ashes,
siphoning-off the swamp,
I collide in a slippery mudslide
of euphoria, until steam blows off
and only spring water remains
raining upon soil sprung apart
by the Trident of Hermes,
exposing for us naked iron
to place into a flame
dancing along liquid-skin language.

The extraction of you being the exception,
leaves behind a hole
to bury our fortresses of tragedy
grappling in our roots;
now broken-apart by our roots,
until the last crumbling stone 
sprouts into untainted sheaths -
rigid - yet willing to bend

with the mending currents
of change. Becoming cleaner within, 
hanging onto a truth to be found 
in the wholesome speck of dirt 
longing for my fingertips and lips
to feel the hoodoo in your hips;
a complementary dish of duality
alongside your whispers bleeding 
into the blood-waves of my heart
merging with your lunar pulse.


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  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:19:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 8:08:00 PM
    WOW, this is one intense write! I love how subtle and blatant it is all at once. Faved :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 6:25:00 PM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Hi. My contest Davids for David had closed. Then an entry was removed (? nice huh?) Would you like to pen a small haiku, a couplet, anything at all for David. You may have already, I don't know who did or didn't... David's such a nice bloke. Had planned to email him to let him know the poems are ready when he is... if too busy, completely understand :) Please let me know, I'll nudge another friend... k? Hugs Cyndi

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:27:00 PM
    I read this one twice - beautiful, Chris

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:26:00 AM
    well i'm glad i'm here to read this, in fact having to search now-a-days to find the class of 2010 and before.... love Debbie's and Ruben's comment chris....actually you do tend to bring out the best in comments, probaly because you write the best poetry....need i say anymore... just good to know you're here....

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 9:07:00 PM
    Sorry to interrupt! : ) Massive! Intense! Heavy!. (Im trying to use from ambiguities!) Great write, Mister! Another Fav!

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Passionate and profound Chris.. :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 9:56:00 PM
    I read this poem and I am completely overwhelmed...and I want to leave a comment that I probably shouldn't, in already know how much I love...this poem. How deeply I feel your words...Love the structure, imagery... :) subtle use of rhyme...somewhere between two worlds. (I am struggling not to unravel right here, right now! Ha!)

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Gosh dang it that's one HOT write Why don't you come up and see me sometime LOL phewwwwwwwww [really must go to bed now LOL] fav phew Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 2:27:00 PM
    really enjoyed this

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 1:33:00 PM
    This is full of fire...a burner!!!! love it Chris!

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Wow! How could she deny you this! This is totally beautiful, Chris. Sure to melt her heart, and warm the rest of her too! :) Hey, i posted a couple of poems here, again, so let me know what you think. hugs, catie :)