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The basilisk is looking my way
Time fragmented into memorial shards
Explosive regeneration hides pain
These flames won't cleanse my wounds

Dark strands of your hair cover me like a cat of nine tails
Each strike harder than the last but I can't look away
This wormhole gateway into your soul fails
But I cannot feel you any other way

Ubiquity of your eyes creates a prison of denial
The pretenders would believe this can be beaten
Hangman is cut loose by a cellar door
Every day I want you more and more
Spare the incidentals and grant me once more

How do I get back there?
How do I get back to that place where I held you?
How do I get back into your beautiful heart?

This wormhole gateway into your soul fails
But I feel you. Every day. 

J.Hart 01/30/10

Copyright © Joshua Hart | Year Posted 2010


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  1. Date: 6/16/2016 3:40:00 PM

    Joshua , nicely penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. **SKAT
  1. Date: 10/31/2011 4:53:00 PM

    Dude, this was AWESOME!!! Congrats!!! Always, Laura Ps: Love the Harry Potter reference!
  1. Date: 10/31/2011 4:49:00 PM

    Joshua, Congratulations on your featured poem of the week.. take care and have yourself a safe and fun Halloween night,..p.d.
  1. Date: 10/31/2011 12:23:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserving poetry being featured this week Joshua. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/30/2010 9:56:00 AM

    so intense!
  1. Date: 11/28/2010 3:45:00 AM

    My friend, you are the f-ing man! This piece is mind-blowing. "Spare the incidentals" <-- Indeed.
  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:41:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you as a new member and us oldies also may enter. If you have questions please feel free to ask ANYONE here. We are ALL willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 11/20/2010 6:35:00 AM

    You have very aptly personified the heart as a wormhole, Joshua
  1. Date: 11/19/2010 9:13:00 PM

    Thank you Destroyer
  1. Date: 11/19/2010 8:43:00 PM

    a deep and touchy write,, enjoyed your write,..p.d.