Warren Falcon

(04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Avoid The Narrows

I am much taken by one long
thumbnail a bright star on dark
water forcing attention toward Nova

so forgive if I minister to,
or try, beside the distant
thigh and mine, thumbs on
various skins stretched tight
as if such stretched-ness is
the purpose of rivers for a
night in wet summer chaste
as I am (of currents made)
breathing into what attention
means back in the small space
the small of the back imagining
thumbnail's trace, an ancient
script in darkness as is the
other darkness dark as dark
waves spray the bow

blow upon me

now I beg keep

bless the wound

the burning

the thigh where

is this pressing



just the thing
to talk of stars
baby seals play
or sun on gray
rocks wet

my head tucks
in a stone niche
natural there
ages old to warm
to press the thigh

mine, there too
that impress of
presumptions of
massive forces
compressing into

upon always/already
decaying things
such are the living
sparked imaginings
barnacles, seaweed

I am not new to such need

I am not immune to the worry

upon my chaste return, sunburned,
churned by the Atlantic, I will have
discovered a haunting sound again,
an animal music of the air, the lungs,
screams really, gulls falling by arrows
of blue which, blue, saturate sky and sea

to learn the heart again
avoid the narrows
at the island's end
where feet are easily
mistaken for doves and
large currents beckon
compel them to descend

Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 02, 2013

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  • Lucifera Santez (7/30/2013 1:26:00 PM)

    my favorite lines-
    large currents beckon
    compel them to descend.
    a very surreal and beautiful write.
    please read some of mine.
    :) (Report) Reply

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