Stevie Taite

Rookie - 318 Points (30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

I Pinch But Flesh Does Not Answer - Poem by Stevie Taite

I pinch but flesh does not answer
I know I do not have long here
A wave of hesitation washes wonderfully over  
On your face a serene smile
But you are silent
I steel a breath and drift to your side, through the daisies and buttercups

Innermost mind more endless than the universe 
But trustily it searches for our favourite haunt
You smell so very real and for a tenuous moment I am content

My weightless body feels small, wrapped in the memory of your arms
You cup my face in your familiar hand  and I taste  my tears
You never left me, did you? You did?  oh. I wake to a damp pillow.

It is best I am not the keeper of my dreams
The gate is unlocked and you are free to come and go as you please
 For if not, in sleep, death shared, as I would choose to sleep forever.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Woke up crying from a sad dream!

Comments about I Pinch But Flesh Does Not Answer by Stevie Taite

  • Aria Siren (11/29/2012 1:02:00 PM)

    Beautiful. The title grabbed my interest and this poem is lovely. They're so heartbreakingly real aren't they? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 10, 2012

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