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Below is the poem entitled CO which was written by poet James Kelley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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CO

Our words are a heavy foot on the accelerator;

memories that just won’t let up

Pressing,

and            

               pressing

                                down;

revving up the engine tucked away 

in your chest. 

I know that when you think about it,

you get light headed,

maybe even a little drowsy,

and then you stop caring

because where we parked our 

car has always been crowded.

You see, the fumes can be dea

                                       dly..

If you’re not careful.

—————-> If we don’t get out every now 

and again, fresh air might become 

toxic to our mutated affirmations.

I only know this because,

I’ve learned to love the feeling 

of your hands around my throat,

and you used to be so sweet. 

It’s hard to breathe in here, 

watching you swallow my 

**** and grin like I’ve given 

you flowers for the first time,

And I…

              remember

                                 …quite clearly

you don’t even like flowers.

I don’t know where we’re going,

you keep …laying your foot

to the floor, breathing harder,

like you can actually smell our 

brain cells dying.

And all I can smell is your perfume,

that ridiculously exotic potion that 

your grandmother buys when we

visit, insisting that two taps on the 

wrist will make you smell just like 

Marilyn Monroe did…

I never thought that something 

so beautiful would reek of death. 

-James Kelley 2014, All rights reserved.

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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 2:08:00 PM
    I suppose a relationship needs refreshing, otherwise it could go stale and boring.

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 3/13/2014 4:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sometimes you have to step back and look at things from a different perspective...when you are just steadily "mashing on the gas"...you will inevitably suffocate each other...and nobody needs that ;) Thanks Paul
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 2:22:00 PM
    Talk about a rough ride... nice poem... Terry (and thanks for your kind words)

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 3/13/2014 4:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Terry (no problem) Nice to meet you.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:37:00 PM
    Holy mother of GOD! Ok, this was ominous, intense, & riveting. But, real talk man, such a pretty heart shouldn't ever beat with such toxicity. Solution? 3 words: Match dot com

    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 3/13/2014 4:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Aiyah!
    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 3/13/2014 4:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You keep telling me to go to match.com... Have you bagged some hotties there or something? lol jk Didn't we write a piece together about the dangers of online dating? lmao Do they make you take a psych eval for it? I feel like I need some sort of system between me and crazy ladies...They seem to gravitate toward me. Maybe it's my cologne?
    de Torres Avatar Aiyah de Torres
    Date: 3/11/2014 1:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol...I agree with Drake, Kelly...just the 3words!!! ...;'))
    Kelley Avatar James Kelley
    Date: 3/11/2014 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You'd think I'd have been picking my dates up outside of a psychiatrist's office...but I haven't..I swear.