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Hungry

Is this the foothold you sought
  when love decayed and left you wanting?
Avenged in miniscule degrees, each vindicated
moment a trivial gilded victory...
The stars align in nonsensical patterns
incouraging this gazer to find 
fascination in fabricated Andromeda flirting.

Sweeping up shreds of delight to amass
a semblance of happiness melded
together with lint and common dust~~
We wont discard this...the loveliest
loving we know....a taste of wine
for the deprived and ignorant.
blissfully swirling this singular sip allotted
...mindful not to spit, but relish it.

This sun will suit the pale skin
from abandoned rainy days present and forever.
Not fully basking but splashing past blinds
in a dark house as we ran back and forth 
to know the warmth from these sparing, yet splendid, beams. 

Always the starved will be longing,
chasing the sated-the heartfilled complacent,
an impossible seperation, upstairs to basement.
No empty lust filled affair could ever replace it
...but must suffice today, as we are just so
              ...Hungry

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  1. Date: 5/20/2009 11:17:00 AM
    The last stanza here is just awesome ... "an impossible separation, upstairs to basement" what a wonderful metaphor ... great writing Steve and I'll ignore my schoolteacheritis this trip and not correct some spelling goofs ... smile ...

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 5:08:00 PM
    Beautiful. Every stanza is full of images -breathtaking. I'm putting this in my official list of favorites I love the line "The stars align in nonsensical patterns". The last stanza is absolutely perfect... this is amazing.

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 8:23:00 AM
    Thrilling.

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 4:45:00 AM
    Now I know why I should visit your pages more frequently... this is magnificent! Wonderful language, imagery and content. BRAVO my friend!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 3:37:00 AM
    You are brilliant Steve. Your brain fascinates me :) I love this and as Shar said intelligent passion.....and i think its the very best kind. Wow. You always blow me away. Another great one from you. Love me

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 7:55:00 PM
    You got mail friend!

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:30:00 PM
    Passion and so much more. Intelligent passion maybe I will call it. Maybe just hunger. Ok, sorry, tired here. Intelligent writing and fascinating reading. Sounds like life is fulfilling your hunger. Enjoy. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:58:00 PM
    You leave the reader "hungry" for more of your poetry, Steve. Lots of passion and compelling images in this write. I do find fascination in the constellations, but never before thought of Andromeda flirting. Guess I'll be doing some star gazing tonight. You inspire us! Love, Carolyn (By the way, seeing God as "Willie Nelson" gave me a great laugh!)

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:11:00 PM
    To long to be in a twirling, whirling lustful rondeveux, itsn't it wonderful and breathtaking at times. I enjoyed your words here Steve!

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 3:53:00 PM
    The hungry shall be hungry no more after reading this lust filled anticipation..you have written a gem my friend..your writes exudes intelligence my friend..and I always feel smarter when I am through...good work.