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Upon the bark

As though
stripping bark from a fallen log
tearing off piece by piece
contemplating his ancient craft
forming words within his mind
flowing from his steel pen
seizing the very essence of the word
inviting me in gentle praise,
into a manly adult freshness
spreading fungus upon the bark
reflecting his true colours
moving into my heart’s air
arousing through its essence
like a pine forest at Christmas -
yet with his
shiny tinsel fluttering in the wind -
Enticing my slumbering life
my sick mind barely all there
into the realms of playing dare
becoming a poets spice
in cautious awakening
my heart beats
blinded by the smell of man
yet unsuspecting and word drunk
his true scent
is already sticking to my hair
new words trip me
screaming whilst cutting
flattery fell me
halfway through the fall
straight into the
stinging nettle’s nest
awakening from a nightmare
I am burnt
yet grateful to escape
a poet’s real roughness
written words upon
the very rough bark
instead of beneath
the smooth gentleness
sought by the my sacred papyrus scroll
formed from within the very core.

© 2011/01/02 EJA Smith
Comments appreciated.

Upon the bark

Betty Smith_Voce

Joined January 2010

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School fees! (lol).



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