Joyelle Osburn

Rookie (1976 / Tennessee)

Absorbent - Poem by Joyelle Osburn

There is something unexhausted of you
in this aging washed-out coat
and I lift it to my nose
to taste the smell that desires
to be invited-
ignited in the closing of your breath,
untarnished and thirsty.
Like rage it licks,
streams,
and enters my dreams
glossy as brilliance-
you-
rush in my mentation
with warmth that comforts
my skin.
I breathe you in unfathomable...
not wanting to exhale.


Comments about Absorbent by Joyelle Osburn

  • (8/5/2006 2:16:00 AM)

    The poem is very striking, resonating with some emotions I've dealt with throughout nearly 3 years. I appreciate very much that you've shared it and please extend a warm compliment to Joyelle from me- she rocks! Please keep on writing!

    Stay cool. Summer will soon be gone!

    -Debby Steinberg
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  • (7/29/2006 3:46:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this one on several different levels. I'm intrigued by your depth of bodily senses.
    Well done Joy!
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  • (6/6/2005 9:54:00 PM)

    This is germinal-the kind of poetry you can soak into. Thanks again for another phenomenal piece! Debi (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 7, 2005



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