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Obsidian

An almost stillness came about as she strode into my door, like breath itself refused to move, fearful of touching her mysterious beauty But her obsidian eyes betrayed her. Sharp and gleaming, with a silver sheen she looked at me, and I knew… ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Molten lava spilled forth from her mouth, melting our clocks— eighteen hundred nightmares compressed in two hours. Long hand moving forward, as the short hand moved backward How can memories persist in such an acrid life? She spoke of a beast in the guise of a man, one who ravaged innocence with the flick of a click A coward that collected milk teeth for hardened bones of other horny beasts with no spine That throaty tenderness when she spoke sprinkled crystal seeds of frustration in me She says he loathed him, denied she loved him but her obsidian eyes betrayed her There she was, a bud he plucked from the nuns’ garden He grafted then he pruned her, spreading her pollen, wafting her scent yet folding her petals to himself Caterpillars feeding upon her leaves, she lets them devour her, yet once they are wrapped in their cocoons to sleep, she stabs them with her thorns. Tears then slid down from her midnight lace eyes and it was all I could do to catch them She said she was weary of curtailing butterflies, of tearing their wings before they can even fly I had to ask, how many… how many winged gems? She lifted her sleeves, and showed me her scars One ugly mark for each innocent child plunged deep, my heart getting slashed at least three hundred a beat. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- A certain stillness came about as I strode into her door, like fear itself refused to move, letting breath touch her mysterious beauty for the last time.... Her obsidian eyes had betrayed her. Sharp and gleaming, with a silver sheen I looked at the knife beside her. Maroon-mapped sheets, a stunted womb. Strains of Bon Iver’s “Flume” flit past the sighing air like a butterfly, and I knew… 08112014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/4/2014 11:58:00 AM
Fave!
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Date: 9/4/2014 11:57:00 AM
I am stunned and awestruck. 'Terrifying beauty' is how I would describe this,,,Reminds me just a tad of the portrayal of the Devil in 'The Passion of Christ' which was a stroke of genius in my opinion...Have your heard The Band's version of Bob Dylan's 'When I Paint My Masterpiece?' Well my friend, you have painted yours...
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Date: 8/28/2014 3:52:00 AM
Awesome Missy :) Double Wow, so good to be reading one of your gems again.. Hope you are doing okay.. *mwahugs*
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Date: 8/20/2014 1:00:00 AM
Beautiful write! Congratulations on a well-deserved magnificent win! Regards, Kika
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Date: 8/19/2014 10:18:00 AM
Sorry I missed this. ;) I stay away from scary...Yes, I'm a scardy cat, but oh NIKKO...your talent shines here. As all the poets have written below...you are gifted. It give me the creeps...those obsidian eyes...I felt the mystery....Wonderful write and congrats on your fine win! :)
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Date: 8/17/2014 8:16:00 AM
Wow, wow and a lot of tremolo. It took me a while to get my head around this - should be read with punk rock blaring in the headphones. Congrats on your win
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Date: 8/16/2014 9:07:00 PM
Wow! this is awesome! Congratulations!
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Date: 8/16/2014 9:03:00 PM
Wow Nikko, deep and cutting to the core! She asked for dark and you gave her obsidian. How apropos. You need to make poetry your life's ambition, you are that talented my friend. I am in awe! Congratulations on your top honor. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 8/16/2014 7:13:00 PM
Terrific writing Nikko...well deserved winner...thanks for the kind comments on mine as well
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Date: 8/16/2014 5:52:00 PM
Go DIRECTLY to my favs, do NOT pass go...A true horror masterpiece Nikko - Tim-----PS: Fav poet too...
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Date: 8/16/2014 1:25:00 AM
Amazing write my friend n a great win, huge congrats!
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Date: 8/16/2014 1:06:00 AM
I did enjoy the intrigue in the poem, congrats on the win
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Date: 8/16/2014 1:07:00 AM
I just read Andrea's comment. Nikko. How are you? I never knew you have your name and avatar
Date: 8/15/2014 11:05:00 PM
DANG, Nikko, Is this a NEW one that I had missed?? You really got into it with this one. WOW. This has to be the darkest of all the dark poems on her list. BIG congrats.I am so happy for you.
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Date: 8/15/2014 8:42:00 PM
Hi Nikko, it's been a long time... Sorry, I'm not hearing anyone or thing these days... Hope you are well, congrats on this win...LINDA
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Date: 8/15/2014 6:26:00 PM
Nikko, this is a marvelous write of intrigue... Congrats! on your first place win... Verlena
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Date: 8/15/2014 1:26:00 PM
Fabulous write, Nikko. I could read it many times and find more each time. Putting it in my favorites so I won't lose it. Congratulations.
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Date: 8/15/2014 10:08:00 AM
Wow Nikko.......and where in that deep place of your imagination, did this poem come? I agree with Charlotte, it is so dark and intriguing, and so different that your other poems........it is a wowser! I wonder how you were inspired to come up with this deep and dark poem!! Congrats....well deserved! Love your metaphoric weave!
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Date: 8/15/2014 5:53:00 AM
Congratulations on a high place win,
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Date: 8/15/2014 5:44:00 AM
it's good to see you topping the winners' list in my contest, nikko, a rare appearance from you! you always create such original poems, and this one captured me from the first time I read it...it's very dark and intriguing, and I wondered if it is based on a true story or if it is purely fictional(?) there are many layers to the poem...I love "flick of a click" and "maroon-mapped sheets" (I clocked the alteration in that line and I like it) - congrats on your top win in my contest! :)
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Date: 8/14/2014 11:42:00 AM
wow so profound,,,Nikko, you sure highlight what is a major problem today,,,amazing poetry
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Date: 8/11/2014 6:25:00 AM
Amazing write on abuses and mystery,
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