at the brink

I’m dangling
on the edge of a cliff in my heart
waiting for the sound
of those three delectable words
that I’m dying to hear
pass through your honeyed lips

they are there

I feel them in the wind of your breath
and as I hover, my heartstrings dangling,
your stillness pushes me forward
and echoes
into the rocks below

all the while,
I catch my breath, teetering
listening for muted sounds
to break the silence in my soul

and so I hold my breath
and wait
for the moment
your lips awaken
so I can

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I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Sometimes the wait can last forever. A long time to be dangling over the cliff. Great write. xoxo

  • Sometimes things are worth forever… sometimes little moments just seem like forever, especially when waiting.. thank you so much Sybille!

    – ShadowDancer

  • choodie
    choodieover 4 years ago

    Again wanting what is so close but is also so far away. Wonderful writing i can feel your yearning

  • Choodie doll, longing seems to be in the marrow of our bones, doesn’t it? Hugs to you.. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8over 4 years ago

    such a beautiful longing resonates in this piece

  • thank you darling dear red… i appreciate you.

    – ShadowDancer

  • trwoody
    trwoodyover 4 years ago
    A magical write PJ, I can feel your heart in this one!!!! xoxoxo
  • Awww thank you so much tony.. so happy to see you. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    beautiful writing

  • thank you boo, your support is awesome

    – ShadowDancer

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 4 years ago

    Excellent ‘felt’ writing Patti Jo, lovely use of the cliff edge image which adds much to the great piece of writing

  • thank you so much, george.. this was inspired by the first two lines i had written in a journal long ago.. decided to make something of it and hoped it would come through true to the emotion i felt in my bones.

    – ShadowDancer

  • kashmirecho
    kashmirechoover 4 years ago

    This is simply gorgeous!!!

  • thank you so much kashmir, good to see you :)

    – ShadowDancer

  • galaticos
    galaticosover 4 years ago

    Honey, You can withdraw at any moment; tis your view…….

  • very good point indeed.. when the time is right i think intuition will tell us when to back off and take another path..

    – ShadowDancer

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    the brink of anticipation is both perilous and sweet and your verse captures this so well….

  • perilous and sweet i couldn’t have said it any better, dear erich. thank you so much. xx

    – ShadowDancer

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973over 4 years ago

    Very sweet poetry ;) Nice job ;)

  • thank you so much, hon, i appreciate it :)

    – ShadowDancer

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