Alaska Dawn

Written while listening to Rain Song, Led Zeppelin.

Alaska dawn
light seeps through windows
another morning lying
beside you
match, light, curl of smoke
cigarettes held lightly
between bruised lips
lazy limbs in a tangle
a lock of your hair
lay across my throat
like a cornsilk rope

I don’t belong to you
i don’t
even know
if we belong together
but feels like forever
since i’ve been home
and somehow
i’m tied to you
by silky strands of hair
icicle blue stare
the rough sweetness
of a drunken midnight

Outside, rain slips
into snow
hits the window
like little whispers
like your breath
in my ear
like your fingers
lightly holding mine
like a breath
and suspended
like snowdrops
on my tongue

something of you
lingers in me
when you’re not here
although those days
are rare
still i tell myself
i don’t belong to you
and i really don’t care…

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  • Dwayne Boyd
    Dwayne Boydabout 5 years ago

    A woman after my own heart. Nothing better than some Led for your head…Your poem is bitterweet and honest/

  • Thanks so much, Dwayne – and i completely agree about the Led :)

    – Selkie

  • rowand
    rowandabout 5 years ago

    great work, songs inspire me to write aswell.

  • Thank you, rowand – yes, i pretty much have a constant soundtrack running :)

    – Selkie

  • Anthony DiMichele
    Anthony DiMicheleabout 5 years ago

    wow, an excellent “love” song! great lines and images… icicle blue stare… cornsilk rope… I really love this.

  • Thank you very much, Anthony! You know how much i respect and love your writing…

    – Selkie

  • bill bell
    bill bellabout 5 years ago

    This was cool to read, held up to Zep just fine, a different type of love song.

  • Thanks so much Bill – i’m glad it came through :)

    – Selkie

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...about 5 years ago

    Stunning Sel… xoxox

  • Thank you, Dreams xoxoox

    – Selkie

  • chitrali
    chitraliabout 5 years ago

    beautiful, dark,haunting,honest and ‘real’…..the imagery flows just so wonderfully as do the emotions….thank you selkie…:)..xx chitrali

  • What a truly lovely comment, chitrali – thank you. xox

    – Selkie

  • bearwings
    bearwingsabout 5 years ago

    we all have our needs, sometimes just for a moment gets us by, into the next passage, nice write

  • rowand
    rowandabout 5 years ago

  • Ooo, thank you so very much, rowand! xx

    – Selkie

  • Abhishek2
    Abhishek2about 5 years ago

    really beautiful!!!

  • Thank you, Abhishek :)

    – Selkie

  • warmsoul
    warmsoulalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • thank you, warmsoul :)

    – Selkie

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