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VxPoem ID: 39386

Category:
myth_legend

Posted: December 2nd. 2010 11:11:34 AM

Views: 472

Venus Anadymone

by Drew Hoffman

Age Group: Adult



Still yourself
Hold your oxygen
And feel my nectar
Cascade your throat
Such sweet poison
A curious mixture
Honey and battery acid
The ingredients of desire
Piercing like an arrow
And softer than the swan

Emotions shifting
Like the white sands of Cyprus
Waves that bring love
Also bring pain
The heartache of seperation
This unbearable solitude
Men are temporary diversions
Let in, bled out
Opaque like the conch

The Father never was
No arms held you close
Eyes that search
Cast downward glances
Refusing to acknowledge
The false dying godman
Resurrecting in the sea foam
Collapsing in Her embrace
Your Mother is here.




Author's Notes: This poem takes various images from the Birth Of Venus and sets them in the context of the dual nature of love and lust.


Author's Location: jacksonville, Florida
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