Treasure Island

Mandolyn ...

you remain in my head like an infection

nailing a window shut, you drive
out of my five o'clock peek
the streets wave, call me broken
tattle on leaves;
the wind has an affair with every tree ~

you came up on me
like a cloudburst, twirled my neck
so it danced with your reflection
my only objection is wearing a skirt to bed.

your prediction took it's last breath
and i'm half dressed, my shoes don't fit
the way you fit my hips on a boring night-
my headache screams when i'm
locked inside a leaky gut, but you tell me what

i mean what i don't say sometimes
like the weather channel, up all night
drinking starlight because it's good
and we only spend time with what's good

what is sour, we ditch
flip a switch and say 'welp! '
you wink at the storm as if it's your first,
then burst
while i thirst for more ink.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Edited: Thursday, July 31, 2014

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just playing with some rhythm- wrote this in 2012

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  • Daniel Y. (7/9/2014 8:34:00 PM)

    A disturbing picture of an unwanted intimacy. Especially the line the wind has an affair with every tree stood out to me. In a sense it's sort of true, because the wind carries pollen between the trees. But it has a haunting, human dimension applicable to this poem. (Report) Reply

    Mandolyn ... (7/13/2014 9:10:00 PM)

    thanks daniel :)

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