Walking home alone in the dark listening to the soundtrack of Amélie

darkness plays Russian roulette
I sidestep
with a clap
each line
make believing

my arms east and west
into a heartfelt heave
into questions for you

do you know the street I live on?
would you sojourn on the corner with me?
whirl with me when the rain falls hard?
sing a nonsensical language just for the fun of it?

be dizzy


be forlorn

fall into my arms

ride a bicycle
on a lake of ice

without a tongue

hold me
like a cello

when reason

hands with a demon
on the yellow brick road


cut my hair when it is long?

read our love story
from the inside of your dirty sleeve


place your fingers on a piano
or pretend


undress me
in the moonlight





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  • amanda marx
    amanda marxover 5 years ago

    lisa, this is so lovely . . . so “amelie” with just a touch of audrey

  • Oh thank you so much……how I do adore Audrey…….I’ve been swept away tonight….and I love how she takes me away so often…xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    I think the answer may yes…to whom ever you are posing this question of whimsy delight and dance….I hope you would say yes too and have chimes and rainbows for breakfast. XXX

  • Just posing the question……..xxxx

    and musing…

    and whirling….

    breakfast sounds good

    pancakes with maple syrup?

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    beautifully written lisa! love this! xo

  • Oh thank you Ushna xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    I’d whirl with you in the rain and sing in any language you liked
    This is gorgeous!! xxxxx

  • awwwwwwwwwwwwwww we’d have fun whirling in the rain….xxxx you are so……yep no word…

    – Lisa Jewell

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    Off to the north of my life today.. what a complete send off this piece is. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful.. full of lyrical fun and joy!! LIke U!

  • I’m so glad you enjoyed this whimsical piece…..I had fun walking home last night, I’m sure if anyone had seen me, they’d have thought I was mad….I figure tis best to behave slightly mad, being a single female walking in the dark….I mean to say who would approach a crazy woman, flapping her arms around and skipping down the footpath…. hehe xx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 5 years ago

    Who could say no?

  • Only the cold of heart…..

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Medusa
    Medusaover 5 years ago

    Enchanting Lisa… MMM… Pancakes with maple syrup…


  • Thanks Medusa,

    methinks pancakes for breakfast hehe :))) wish I could share some with you..x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    Lisa, this piece is a work of art…the music you were listening to really added a special touch to this piece….I can taste it. Amazing writing as always. XX

  • awww you’re a sweetheart….this piece represents the euphoric feeling I felt on my walk home last night…..of course the music had everything to do with that. Which goes to show music truly is for me transporting…and transforming…xxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • mychaelalchemy
    mychaelalchemyover 5 years ago

    splendiferous, lyrical…hold you like a cello…what music!

  • My favourite instrument and let’s face it, its shape is that of a woman. Thanks Mychael x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 5 years ago

    A lovely playfulness about this work; a nice tease of dark. xox

  • hehe thanks Joe :)) that is exactly what I tried to convey x

    – Lisa Jewell

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