When You Come Home

These lips that kiss
    from blonde to
                    blood colored stone
will scramble through the night
if left alone
entangled in old kisses
        dried like bone
             salty
                    white with memory
           taint of loves tears tinged
                                alone
           not Saint or Satan.

I am not enough.
I am not enough to turn
       on ribs of stone
             my skin grows loose
and
I’m so cold            
                    that I embrace
                    what empty arms
are prone to trace
             I leave the margins wide
                   making room for you

I drink too much stale rain
                        and spill it too.
I blow dust kisses
                  spin across the floor
In the stagnant dark
                 cry out “I’m more!”

When you come home
         
         Please 
                BURST through the door

Ernie

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1. I was born.
2. Realized that I was the Only Universe I would ever know
– outside of you.
3. Discovered that I could take part in creation.
4. So I do.

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Comments

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    So wonderfully sweet Ernie. Well done

  • Thank you Donna

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • AnLile
    AnLilealmost 3 years ago

    Honesty, pain and sweetness. Lovely combo Ernie. xox

  • Thank you AnLile.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 3 years ago

    I find this extraordinarily powerful ….moving …its masterful.

  • Wow! High praise from someone who is masterful them self.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 3 years ago

    You ought feel enormously happy with this poem Ernie, it is quite exceptional.
    The flow, format and meter of your thoughts, finishing with a bold statement, make for a fine read
    Sandra x

  • Thanks Sandra. Always makes me happy to hear from you.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • timbuckley
  • Thanks for the special recognition Tim. It’s an quit and honor.

    Enrie

    – TheCandle

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 3 years ago

    This poem is full of feeling with a rare originality congradulation on your feature

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 3 years ago

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaalmost 3 years ago

    Wow!!!! So Powerful & touching with emotion!!! Superb job Ernie!

  • Hello Angie. Thank you for the High praise and the watch.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuseralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Ernie

  • Thanks Nathan.

    Ernie

    – TheCandle

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Ernie , congratulations on the feature …this truly is a remarkable poem.

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