Allure Me

I like the way
the cigarette caressed
between your desirable lips
dances with the words you speak,
as if your vernacular
has a rhythm
that only it can find
and only it can sway.

The clouds of smoke
may as well be perfume;
Darling, you would still be wonderful
in a blouse of dried blood.
I don’t think I’d even notice.

It’s me,
looking from this ledge of hesitation
at every muscle flexed,
that makes you so perfectly
pointless to pursue.
So pointless that I can’t help
but dive headfirst into the uncertainty.
I’m an addict for
one handful of your half heart,
and a fiend for your
flawed consideration.

The darkness of night
is somehow attractive
in the mystery it stows away.
Your eyes hide a similar darkness;
sleeping within the layers of cells
that construct
the spiral staircase you are.
And somehow infinite solitude
will make me feel close to you.
Somehow your complete absence
invokes your complete presence
inside of my empty heart.

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Comments

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago


    Congratulations. Well written work Nathan

  • thank you so much, as always. i love that you feature my poems in vaavoom

    – Nathan Emery

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    Can’t help loving this Nathan. I wish I didn’t understand it so well but I do. Congrats on your feature. xx

  • thank you:) and yes it is a hard feeling to endure, but love is worth it, yes?

    – Nathan Emery

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 1 year ago

    Perfect words to translate the emmotion wonderful

  • thank you very much. a very felt compliment

    – Nathan Emery

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 1 year ago

    This is so skillfully written. I’m admiring the choice of words here.

  • wow, thank you so much!

    – Nathan Emery

  • labaker
    labakerover 1 year ago

    deep dive into the pain of desire…beautifully written Nathan

  • thank you

    – Nathan Emery

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 1 year ago

    beautiful write

  • thank you so much

    – Nathan Emery

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