empty shell

Veteran Poet - 1,831 Points (67 / canada)

The Willow Tub - Poem by empty shell

Beside our house a sentinel stands
Over your ceramic chaise lounge
It holds you safe and sound
Dampens all worldly noise
Slows your heartbeat
Feeds your soul

Rooftop shadows fall from our house
As the sun ebbs lower still lower
The pond throws diamonds
At the willow in the dusk
White sparkles light
The claw foot tub

A shower curtain of leafy branches
Frame you, they don't obscure you
Light shows some movement
But shadows hide your arm
The brush in your hand
Glides through hair

By the cold of the pond I watch you
Enjoying this moment in time
Slowly combing your locks
An occasional sip of wine
Kicking off your shoes
Beginning to unwind

I am so wet, even my skin drips
Numbness climbs my forearm
My spine argues with a rock
Everything tells me move
Yet I am frozen in place
I'm in awe of you

And I'm enjoying this moment in time

Topic(s) of this poem: love

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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