Warren Falcon

Bronze Star - 2,937 Points (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Avoid The Narrows - Poem by Warren Falcon

for Nima

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
stretchedness 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



the wound the

the thigh where

this pressing

just the thing
to talk of stars

baby seals play
now sun on gray
rocks wet

my head
tucks in
a niche
of stone
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


sky and
sea to
learn the
heart again

to learn the heart again

avoid the narrows
at the island's end
where feet are easily
mistaken for doves

there large currents
beckon/compel them
to descend

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about Avoid The Narrows by Warren Falcon

  • 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.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 18, 2016

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