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AN ORCHID KISSED WITH BERRY STAINED LIPS

ORCHIDS KISSED BY BERRY STAINED LIPS AND FIREWORKS FROM OLD MEMORIES by Michael Forbus (miguel)
AS I SIT IN THE CAFE WEARING THE BLACK CAPE OF THE POET I HEAR THE LOVELY VIOLIN CRYING FROM THE OLD CRONE WHO PLAYS SAD MELODIES EVERYDAY AS I HAVE MY CAFE CON LECHE AND READ LA PRENSA. I HAVE NO WORDS SOMETIMES, I CANNOT REMEMBER THE JOY AT TIMES THAT THE MUSE OF MY NAKED SHEETS OF PAPER USED TO FILL. THE ANCIENT WOMAN WITH THE VIOLIN PLAYS BEAUTIFULLY ALTHOUGH FULL OF NOSTALGIA. SHE LET HER MAN GO JUST AS SHE LET HER TONGUE GO SO MANY TIMES AS HE WORKED HARD TO PLEASE HER. HE TENDED THE CROPS SO WELL THAT HIS FEET BEGAN TO RESEMBLE THE MUD HE STOOD IN. THE ADOBE CASA THEY LIVED IN WAS FULL OF COMFORT AND BEAUTY THAT HE BROUGHT HOME. WILD FLOWERS THAT HE FOUND, FLOWERS FROM MARS, VENUS, THAT HAD FRAGRANCES THAT HYPNOTIZE. HER HARSH TONGUE DROVE HIM AWAY. AS FOR ME THE PARALYZED POET, I LET MY LOVE GO DECADES AGO AND FOR NO GOOD REASON. I WAS YOUNG AND FORCEFUL ALTHOUGH ROMANTIC BY NATURE. AND NOW I CAN BARELY BRING THE CUP OF TEQUILA TO MY LIPS FOR THE SHAKING AND TO WRITE THE WORDS THAT SHE DESERVED, THEY ONLY COME WHEN THE TEQUILA NUMBS. I DREAM EVERY DAY THAT I HAVE FOUND HER AND SHE HAS FORGIVEN ME AND SHE DISCOVERED THE GOODNESS IN ME, NOT THE BOASTFUL YOUNG MAN I WAS, INVINCIBLE AND STURDY. I WAS A YOUNG MAN OF FEW WORDS FROM THE MOUTH BUT MY WORDS WERE LIKE BLOOD ON THE PARCHMENT. THEY WERE ALL FOR THE JEWEL OF MY PAST. EVERY WORD A CELESTIAL TRUTH AND ALL IN TRIBUTE TO HER. TO MY DETRIMENT I COULD NOT SING THEM TO HER OR TELL HER WHAT SHE MEANT TO MY LIFE, WHICH WAS ALL. SHE WAS AN ORCHID THAT WAS KISSED BY BERRY STAINED LIPS THAT KISSED ME SO SWEETLY AND FULL OF PASSION AND I COULD NOT TELL HER OF MY HEART AND HOW IT BOILED WHEN I HEARD HER FOOTSTEPS COMING TOWARDS ME IN OUR CASITA. SHE ALWAYS SHOWED HER DEEPEST AFFECTION IN FRONT OF THE WORLD AND I PROTECTED MINE WITH AN ARMOUR THAT COULD NOT BE PIERCED. AND NOW IT IS FULL OF HOLES, THE METAL CHEST PLATE HAS RUSTED WITH AGE AND ALL THE LOVE I HAD FOR HER IS ABLE TO ENTER MY HEART AND I ONLY PRAY THAT THE WORDS COME AND THAT SHE RETURN AND FORGIVE MY NEGLECT. SHE HAS BEEN IN MY BLOOD LIKE THIS TEQUILA OF GOLD SINCE SHE LEFT ME. BUT I KNOW FOR THESE DECADES THAT SHE HAS NOT LEFT, I ALWAYS FELT HER PRESENCE, WHEN I DREAM OF JOY AND GLORY SHE IS ALWAYS BY MY SIDE, AND SHE IS A WOMAN OF DEPTH AND GIVES ME THAT PIECE OF HER THAT IS SAVED FOR ONE MAN AND ONLY ONE FOR HER LIFE. THEN I FEEL HER FOOTSTEPS NOW AND I THROW OFF THE BLACK CAPE OF THE POET AND THEN I FEEL HER FOOTSTEPS NOW AND I THROW OFF THE BLACK CAPE AND WORDS OF BLOOD FLOW AGAIN AND MY HANDS SHAKE NO MORE. SHE IS HERE AND THE FIRE IS BURNING AND WE CANNOT STOP TELLING EACH OTHER OF THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR THE OTHER AND WE WILL NEVER SEPARATE IN THIS LIFE. WE WILL WRITE AND PAINT AND PLANT THE LOVELY ORCHIDS THAT SHE HAS KISSED AND I HAVE NURTURED AS I SHOULD HAVE NURTURED HER. AS MY DREAM BECOMES REAL, I HEAR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NOTE COME FROM THE CRONE AND FEEL HER HEART SOFTEN AND THE NOTES BECOME DOVES FLYING TO MY EARS AND SHE PLAYS A MELODY SO SWEET THAT I CAN TELL SHE HAS FORGIVEN HIM FOR LEAVING AND HERSELF FOR DRIVING HIM AWAY AND I, BY THE BLESSING OF DIOS HAVE MY JEWEL TO SPEND THE FALL OF MY LIFE WITH IN THE SUN LAUGHING AND DANCING WITHOUT THE MARIACHI. written by miguel and i hope you read this and know it is for you.

AN ORCHID KISSED WITH BERRY STAINED LIPS

miguel

Eureka Springs, United States

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A STORY ABOUT AN OLDER POET WHO WHEN YOUNG LET THE LOVE OF HIS YOUNGER DAYS SLIP FROM HIS FINGERS, AND HIS SORROW FOR THE ARROGANCE OF HIS WAYS AND HIS DESIRE TO RECONNECT AND NOT WITH THE NUMBNESS OF TEQUILA.

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