Milkweed

If I could,
I would dive right
into you.

I would transform myself
and kiss your shelf,
of dirt, and sand, and rock.

I would dive into your
inner core,
and feel the heat of your
love for me.

I would lock lips with
the earthworms.
I would swallow the grubs.
I would swim in your
infrastructure……………
…’till, I was done.

And, then,
I would fertilize you.
And, I would pop my head out,
as a beautiful flower……….
from,
the sweetest, milkweed.

And, bees would nestle in my flowers.
And, Milkweed bugs, would flourish……..
……., and,
love me.

March 25, 2012.

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It has been a long and exhausting day.
I almost lost a friend, and my child said something disturbing to me.
I just felt like diving into the Earth, and, this is what I came up with.

Comments

  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coover 2 years ago

    I like the feeling this describes, of being part of a beautiful cycle …… which I think we are :) Nice one, Laura ….. hope it mede you feel heaps better.

  • LauraBroussardless than a minute ago
    Thank you, Alenka …. Your writings also touch me so much, when the moment strikes. You are an incredible artist/poet.
    I love that we are friends.
    Thank you for your support. xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coover 2 years ago

    Ahh … that should read “made you feel heaps better” …… not sure how it felt to be a Mede :)))

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 2 years ago

    A great poem Laura…and isn’t it an irony, that a wonderful piece of writing will come to you after an often ‘exhausting’ day?
    I wish you a more peaceful day, today :}
    Sandra x

  • Thank you, Sandra :-) xx

    – LauraBroussard

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Wonderfully written

  • Thank you, Donna xx

    – LauraBroussard

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