Treasure Island

Windsor Guadalupe Jr

(April 28,1992 / Philippines)

Nikkita: Last Of The Thousand Novembers


I mosey
Around the livid halls
Of a thousand Novembers.
But Nikkita,
Let me tell you something.

This is the last of it.
I am bereft of life,
But in this
Plush death,
I have never been so alive
In the burning
Hours
Of a thousand Novembers.

A thousand Novembers
That gave a thousand more
Deaths.
The wind rushes
In a dash of daggers
As you make love
To the rancid tigers.
This is what you are.
A farce.
A trickster in the form
Of a tulip with thorns.

A ballerina who dances
And tiptoes through fire.
You are the
Burning ember outside
The window that wails
With the night’s tail.

So here,
With all the love
I had
That was never enough,
With all the
Prattle that I have heard
Your whereabouts,
Your new liaisons,
I don’t care.
Let time tell you
Of your own travails.
Let the motions of the clocks
Grant you your
Drudgery.

You are betrothed to
The night’s cantankerous
Soiree of tigers.
You are the tiger’s muse.
But not so much
A tiger’s prowess.

And so to a thousand Novembers,
My death
Wants verve.

And so to the
Tiger who took you,
And you let him take you
To his lair
Of rancorous disdain,
Putrid affection,
Petrified howls,
And sullied fangs,
Slowly puncture
Through her skin,
Mad tiger.
You are as mad
As her crazed tempest.

And to Nikkita,
You are the last
Of a thousand
Novembers,

And mine too,
In a thousand Novembers,
I am your last.
I am the last.

Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Nikkita: Last Of The Thousand Novembers by Windsor Guadalupe Jr )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Don't Let It Be, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. LOVE IS A DELICATE THING, Marcus McKinley
  3. Beaming Bolts, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. It's only human, Priscilla Stalker
  5. October...come she will., Roxanne Dubarry
  6. Fly Away, Gerry Legister
  7. Good For Nothing (Fun Poem 161), David Harris
  8. I Went, Vera Sidhwa
  9. Se(lection), Tony Adah
  10. Octopus, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]