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Read Poems by Rosanna Tarsiero

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Soul Surgery

As I saw your
soul rioting for my
attention, I knew
you to be my 
victim and started
envisioning how to
your beauty so it could 
and impersonate my
lifetime wishes

Fearlessly you
revelead your 
nature, fiercely you
reprimand, boldly you
acts of service, bravely you
chisels and knives at my
feet for me to
dissecting you

Now brace
yourself and descend in the
Underworld bathing your
vest in a river of
and sorrow while I
tie your
bare chest to the cold
table of awareness. As I wear no
protection gloves and you
are given no painkiller, your
hurt guides my
actions,  as I can
look at your eyes unless your
is over

Let me therefore
rage at what
holds you prisoner, skinning
dysfunctional certainties away, spreading
deforming scars apart, clotting
poisoning doubts, cauterizing
harmful energy leaks, cutting
and stitching diseased
gut feelings, finally carving
new wings out of your
ethics while I sew and
nourish your
soul back to

And the time will
come when you
at the reflection of my
masterpiece in the mirror rejoicing
in what you have
become under
my direction in all
your bleeding splendor

Copyright © Rosanna Tarsiero | Year Posted 2015


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  1. Date: 2/18/2016 9:41:00 AM

    deep write, LINDA
  1. Date: 12/5/2015 7:54:00 PM

    Rosanna, I really enjoyed this poem thanks for sharing **SKAT**