Charlotte Ballard

Staying Here - Poem by Charlotte Ballard

When I least expect it -
I expect, I expect -
A desire comes to flee
Like a demon is on
and every toe
with unspilled poetry words
Curved back like uncut
Flowers drifted out.
no one here taunts,
or curses
or pretends to trip
no childish grin or tongue lashed out
No sharp criticism
Like sharp cheese shoved
Up a nostril and won't come
Down again.
Nothing bad,
nothing bad,
nothing bad, ...
Curls around my finger,
Wanting me to cut
Who wants another?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008

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