I lose myself in the space at the base
Of your neck, the wood hollow, a place
Where rainwater collects and birds sing,
The smoothest pool for my longing.

I want to lay my tongue in the groove
Of flesh, below the bone cupola.
I want to stay there and not to move,
To taste your skin of magnolia.

I lose myself in the space at the base
Of your neck, all sense of self erased.
— Dave Malone

Texture bkg. courtesy of SkeletalMess, Flickr


spring, flowers, magnolia, tree

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    So beautiful. A wonderful capture and treatment.

  • Thank you Bunny – I appreciate the great support ☺

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  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful Kira. The texture really suits it. Love the little snail too.

  • Thanks a lot Christina – glad you like it ☺

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  • micklyn
    micklynabout 1 year ago

    stunning image, the texture work is wonderful!

  • Thank you micklyn – that is so sweet of you ☺

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  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaabout 1 year ago

    Very Beautiful!

  • Many thanks Angie ☺

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  • nonarom
    nonaromabout 1 year ago

    Wow, the image is so impressive, the superb texture and the minuscule snail makes the magnolia a giant flower profiling cosmically on the sky…great capture.

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment – much appreciated ☺

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  • Yool
    Yoolabout 1 year ago

    Love the little snail there……….excellent work my friend !!!!!!!

  • Thanks a lot Yool – much appreciated ☺

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  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Kira!! :)

  • Thank you very much Keith – have a great weekend ☺

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  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Wonderful picture texture and colour nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing Wonderfuly done a fav hugs.
    Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented
    Thank you for your visit and kind comment happy u like this hugs keepn touch
    *`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥
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  • Thank you very much Bonita ☺

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  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 1 year ago

    Lovely capture and work, Kira
    One of my favorite blooms!

  • Thanks a lot Tori – glad you like it ☺

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  • Fern Blacker
    Fern Blackerabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic work Kira. I love SkeletalMess!!
    You have chosen just the perfect textures to go with your beautiful flowers…gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you so much Fern, I appreciate the great support.
    Have a great weekend ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

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