Zoe Nyght

Rookie (September 5th,1988 / Artesia, California)

Ink - Poem by Zoe Nyght

I dip my feather pen into you,
ink bottle of inspiration,
as I dip my tongue into you
your perspiration,
licking at the frosty sides.

Trailing my fingers across your palm-frond skin
I drown my feet in this opaque lake
and swim to the bottom, wishing
I could be forever
smeared here with the coral red seaweed
(where bubbles float and quiet is the norm)
but I see myself a maple leaf mirage
with rusted bark arms and crow black legs,
entangled in your branches,
as whispered and wandering as my own;
together we make a racket.

tantrums and smoldering feet
venture across embedded nails
and massacre our limbs to uncover our souls.
In this scrawled black metaphor,
we roll with the waves
in a melting pot of graphite milk,
condensing ourselves
into ripples of black ink and soon
we all become raven-haired.

[April 16th,2004]

Comments about Ink by Zoe Nyght

  • Nasra Al Adawi (4/9/2005 7:27:00 PM)

    Its true its a remarkable poem...Loved the name...very attractive title...just by reading the title... (Report)Reply

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  • (3/9/2005 7:02:00 AM)

    i swear, i don't understand how a poem like this could get such a low score. yours is some of the most vivid and provoking poetry here. i always enjoy seeing your name up on the homepage. keep them coming.


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  • (3/7/2005 7:32:00 PM)

    Some nice images in this piece. I particularly like '...condensing ourselves into ripples of black ink and soon we all become raven-haired.' Wow. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, March 14, 2005

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