Amberlee Carter

Rookie - 0 Points (12-16-1981 DOD: everyday)

02-23-05 - Poem by Amberlee Carter

I’ve extracted you
from my body
like a sliver-

a memory thirsty, burrowed deep
In flesh that’s festered beyond discomfort.

and like a memory
the contusion remains,
reminding me to erect the ruins ‘round
a fevered tomb- once dwelling for the sacred
book of myths known to the lonely
as love.

you should have been a better god.


Comments about 02-23-05 by Amberlee Carter

  • (6/28/2006 4:25:00 PM)

    I don't know how anyone can describe your poetry as 'good'. Another powerful work. I'm new to Poemhunter so I'm looking forward to more. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/14/2005 8:54:00 AM)

    It's wonderful, perfect. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/13/2005 10:39:00 AM)

    I wonder if humans make themselves lonely by creating and believing in love? A good poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/12/2005 5:02:00 PM)

    fabulous. and great ending too. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/28/2005 8:53:00 PM)

    Yikes, that last line was not what I wanted to hear from anybody. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2005 5:21:00 PM)

    If some poems (and people) are slivers, this is the whole tree.
    H
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  • (2/23/2005 4:25:00 PM)

    i especially like the very first line. people almost embed themselves into you, don't they? powerful, moving, touching.

    Jake
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  • (2/23/2005 4:02:00 PM)

    As usual powerful imagery, and some haunting alliteration. Very memorable. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005



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