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the raw sting of a drifters blink

he said to me “you have gypsy eyes”
i’m really not surprised

restlessness consumes my skin like
hungry phantoms
as it dons its heavy spirit
like a woven drape
across my helpless shoulders

its always in me
scrawling across my blood
eagle wings
freedom screams like hollow mouths
for the road i seek
reaching no end
looking at a shattered lamplight
and broken ribs
still standing

gypsy whispers dark and addictive
like rum and coke
tasting me like flaming tongues
trails of its scorch on my breasts
and there is no liberty
from bare feet and the
pyre of soul wind

i ride this fire like a wild mustang
bareback and fierce
intensity claws at the madness in me
and leaves me searching
always running

there is no home for those that can’t be held
like mist….
flying empty and free

he said “you have gypsy eyes”
i said “they equal the sadness in me”

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  • Jet ...
    Jet ...about 4 years ago

    yes. this i love.

  • thanks Jet :) Happy you do :)

    – Christie Moses

  • Tony Mutton
    Tony Muttonabout 4 years ago

    Christie – what a great piece of work – I love it…tony

  • thank you so much Tony :)

    – Christie Moses

  • nixta71
    nixta71about 4 years ago

    That is a really intriguing read Christie, i shall have to revisit it and read again

  • hey thanks Nick :) Hope to see you revisit :) x

    – Christie Moses

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

    Oh wow you have a way of surprising me in the end.. I love this

  • Thank you Lina :) I’m happy you liked it xo

    – Christie Moses

  • Erika .
    Erika .about 4 years ago

    there is no home for those that can’t be held

    this my dear, screams volumes to me…
    I know what you mean here. Your fire is beautiful… xoxo

  • Thank you so much sweetheart :) xox

    – Christie Moses

  • devotee1
    devotee1about 4 years ago

    Fantastic writing!!! That sort of hunger indeed is painful. I still have it to a degree, but it is different with age (not entirely), but the spirit does in time gain independence from the body. Not harshly—-fondly remembering. This is great writing you have done here! xox

  • Thank you so much Joe :) xo

    – Christie Moses

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 4 years ago

    oh dear. nothing sadder than a trapped gypsy. fabulous writing my sweet as always. sending love. xoxoxoxoxo

  • indeed you are right :(
    Thank you so much Shar xoxoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant piece of writing my dear. You truly have a gypsy soul.

  • thank you JR. I bet you have a bit of gypsy as well :)

    – Christie Moses

  • Andrew  Bailey
    Andrew Baileyabout 4 years ago

    Echo John’s comment. A great piece of verse, my lovely. A great piece of verse which goes to your very soul.

  • thank you so much Pops :) xoxo

    – Christie Moses

  • lianne
    lianneabout 4 years ago

    One of your absolute best ever Christie – powerful, haunting, evocative and with imagery to die for. I was carried away completely on tongues of fire! Gorgeous work!

  • I really appreciate you thinking so Lianne. That means a lot to me! :) xo

    – Christie Moses

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