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opening inside a chrysalis

opening inside a chrysalis


a downpour of thoughts
drenched with meaning
beyond what washes 
the topsoil away,
you and I
are furtive plantings
at best,
mixing with the elements
the grandeur of life and death
in newborn fingers

grasp 
at air 

an insect melodrama
returns
spilling catharsis and benediction
with every struggling breath
copied and pasted
to load-bearing beams 
of starlight
plastered like sweat

skin to skin,
we are lovers
reining in the night
with bliss 
empty of dreams
that come not between,

we were parched with anger
once 
thirsted and hungered
alone
blossoms erupted with the scent
of us

jealous Gods 
following in the love 
of our making
 
a consuming fire

my heart catches with 
breath.




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  1. Date: 5/5/2011 2:49:00 PM
    Great verse babe lots of raw emotion Like the Jerry Lee Lewis song Breathless xo Don

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 11:38:00 AM
    Great poem here. I really dig the structure. But I think that I am too young for the subject matter....it made me feel funny inside.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 11:28:00 AM
    Hi U2, Thanks for the soup. ;-) ~A

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 10:56:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Anna. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 10:16:00 AM
    Quite a read! Fantastic use of imagery and great word choice, along with a smooth unwavering flow, excellent! smiles to you too!