in one key.

flower-envying
the day of the sea
for dance of tragedy in one key

bleeds, the root
and laz crawls like a dandelion.

shame, shame of the garden
born naked; wastrel-limbs
crawl rain,
winter of pearl sinking
feet

poisoning again
a body
breaking their wisps
and bones, come leaf,

god forbid if I meant it,
lies the stone where i look
through dooms of stars
and fragility of love

I give this womb an air
over the grave for you and I
above.

“So close that your sea rises with my heat” C.Perez ~ Love in a Time of Climate Change

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Written for the dVerse prompt: Choose ONE line and write your poem as continuation where the poet left off, thematically, in the same mood, rather than literally. Give special thought to your own final lines.


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28 Comments

  1. Wow! This is deliciously dark and chilling, Lucy! Especially love; “god forbid if I meant it, lies the stone where i look through dooms of stars and fragility of love.” 💝💝

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