Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wrong circle

In our next moment of wearing clothes,
we will be unstoppable in our nakedness.
Every answer will be a lie
and will mean everything to us
like the darts in your dress,
the soft rub of your jeans.
I cannot tell you the truth
and that no longer hurts.
True was a lie that we shared
before your small hand shattered
my big one with a squeeze.
I look to the light in your eyes
for this world has grown dark.
You are apple and I am orange.
I cringe at beauty because
the glint of a hair has entranced me.
I revolve around your lips
like a forlorn moon.
I pray for gravity and descent.
Destroy my orbit.

12 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Saddle up and go out in a blaze of glory!!! Those first two lines really throw a hook in the mind. Love it!!

Aurora said...

"I revolve around your lips
like a forlorn moon.
I pray for gravity and descent.
Destroy my orbit."


These lines are exquisite.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Love the immage of a forlorn moon, have been suffering from excessive business of late boo hoo- did your tag though don't know how soon it will become visable though

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Wahoo! I love it when poetry can do that. Thanks for the great comment.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Aurora! I felt they were suitable words for and exceptionally attractive landing place. I glad they moved you as they had done for me, as well. Just trying to tell it like it is, my sweet. Thanks for the truely wonderful comment!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! Yes, that is one of the two best parts in that poem. When I realized what I had stumbled upon, I felt as if my muse had been working extra hard for the occasion. A big Boo Hoo for all that extra work - I hope things will slow down for you a bit. Can't wait to see your list, and do take care of yourself, sweet lady.

Don Iannone said...

This is simply lovely, Russell. There is no playing dodge ball with the feelings evoke by this poem.

Ah, Tucson...So many stories to tell you about herding cats and trying to get the region's leaders to align their stars to embetter the economy that feeds them all.

gulnaz said...

magnificent in its vulnerability!!!
wonderful wonderuful wonderful!

Kai C. said...

very deep...

yes u can link to my blog...
thanks 4 stopping by..

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Don! You're absolutely right, dodge ball wasn't on the agenda. Thanks for the great comment!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Gulnaz! You're spot on, absolute and unconditional vulnerability. You're so perceptive my sweet!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Kai! I've been enjoying my visits to your site. Thanks for the great comment and, by the time you read this, the link will be up and running.