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Ritual

Cold chrysanthemums,
dead and dried, thin
and crisped by my thumb
into a fine silken powder;

the sooty remains of you
cling to my skin like rain
and fall

floating

through the air and
onto
me

sad tiny kisses all over my body.

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Poem I wrote during the college years.
©1995

Comments

  • Jocelyn Hyers
    Jocelyn Hyersalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful hon …

  • Thanks! These are all old but some people have been hounding me to share…

    – Crockpot

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 7 years ago

    Oh, i love this one, too Lorie, its so beautiful , tho sad, love your writing, you write with so much feeling & passion

  • Thanks Pinky. It’s been a loooong time since I’ve shared any of this with anyone so putting it here on RB is a big step! LOL! :)

    – Crockpot

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowalmost 7 years ago

    Nice piece…

  • Damian
    Damianalmost 7 years ago

    This really appeals, love your structuring and the images this brings.

  • Thanks – I appreciate it!

    – Crockpot

  • genevievem
    genevievemalmost 7 years ago

    this is so sad but clever, a very visual piece

  • Crockpot
    Crockpotalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you – all of you – for taking the time to read my stuff! :)

  • lolowe
    loloweover 6 years ago

    I really feel this poem. It’s really good writing. :]

  • Thanks so much.. glad it reached out to you. :)

    – Crockpot

  • Aloramyst
    Aloramystover 6 years ago

    Glad that you shared it! : )

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