Wholeness.

I wanted to miss you
with words
but my body rebelled.

Your ghost fingers triggered
murmurs and mirages
heated flesh and goosebumps
that belied truth.

You sank your teeth
into the hollows where my neck
flowed into collarbones and
quick tongue darting
soothed the pain.

I wish heartbreak came
with a manual,
easily overcome like
quicksilver that flowed, molten
through veins; lava thick

in distinct memory of sticky fingers
and closed thighs, pressed
shut for friction
never enough.

The hollow burned
through layers of guilt, rapt
in leaving and being
left behind.

You called me at night,
out of the blue, breathless at two
and I, I had no choice
but to answer you
and that voice
that continued to heat

burn, burn, burning want
negating logic, igniting
deep trusting and flashes of yearning
incoherent, translating
into some semblance of poetry
or maybe hate…

They say love is a passionate crime.

When was the love lost,
I remember only being
hole-some.


This piece first appeared on Medium, published by Poets Unlimited. You can read more of my words, poetry and prose @CharlleyThen

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Wholeness.

  1. I do not think you know what a joy it is for me to watch you grow. It’s such a pleasure, Charlley! Such a pleasure.

    “You called me at night,
    out of the blue, breathless at two
    and I, I had no choice
    but to answer you
    and that voice
    that continued to heat

    burn, burn, burning want
    negating logic, igniting
    deep trusting and flashes of yearning
    incoherent, translating
    into some semblance of poetry
    or maybe hate…”

    I’m praying it never gets old. I’m certain it won’t, especially if you keep churning out what you do and sharing it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s