Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 10,692,369
VxPoem ID: 24174
Posted: September 7th. 2006 11:56:28 AM
by Arianna Pendragon
Age Group: Adult
your stillness scares me
it is summer in too much heat, humidity on your skin
and the way the pollen travels, soft, sticky
grass stains and sunlight until we can remove our flesh
like coats and say, this is who we once were
but not anymore.
I know you are not dead,
at least, this much I presume, that the field you lie in
is not a coffin, that your body is relaxed with sleep
that summer has settled into you, wrapped you
and even without my hand beside yours, you are safe.
still, the motionless scares me
because it is so uncertain and undefined and maybe
something is wrong, you are feverish, consumed,
wracked, your eyes milky white and black
beneath those heavy lids, as summer eats your skin
gets it's claws like fish hooks into your body
and doesn't let go.
Author's Notes: "Averted Eyes" was written about and is dedicated to my friend Kevin. Something happened to him this summer...he froze; his soul stilled. he's not the same. and it scares me. I can't even get him to make eye contact with me.
i miss him. and i wish he'd just talk to me.
Author's Location: Brunswick, Maine
More Poems: Arianna Pendragon has posted 31 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Arianna Pendragon - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.