Liilia Talts Morrison

Gold Star - 4,968 Points (August 20,1937 / Estonia)

Last Love - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

You kissed me through a chain link fence
That day I saw you last
The one you'd scaled so easily
When on your nightly haunts

I felt those lips, now tinged with steel
As hot as midday burns
I couldn't touch your sinewed limbs
Bronze icons, comely turned

The gate was locked, what did you care?
Unbounded was your soul
A captivating ride in air
On black wings without goal

I tried to leave you many times
In forest brambles hidden
In thickets like a wounded deer
Feet marred from blisters trodden

When I returned (you knew I would)
You hewed a barricade
So I might not escape again
As if I ever could

That chain link fence is long since gone
Replaced by concrete posts
The woods, our secret lair of love,
A tended field of groves

Where are you flying free, my dear?
Whom have you captured now
Besides my heart that won't forget
Those chain links on my brow

You kissed me through a chain link fence
That day I saw you last
The one you'd scaled so easily
When on your nightly haunts.

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/8/2016 12:12:00 PM)


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011


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