The Dame

She sees in your uncertainty
the minerals in the waters
her eyes the hardness of Quartz
the tip of one side of her mouth
curls
for she has the gift of language
and uses it to stir the leaves
of ones own imagination
those superstitions we have of ourselves
exposed.

No need
to prostrate yourself
for she has done it for you
darling
get me a drink
don’t flatter me
or seek to humor me
outside yourself
for the dame
has come to you
take care with those feathers
they’re attached.

The circus performer
no garden variety acrobat is she
she has walked upon the second floor
outside the windows up amongst the eves
swung from the limbs of the willow tree
whipping around with a rose between her teeth
and if she sailed because she let go
she landed in the second row
in the lap of a wide eyed chair of mercy.

Go to her
always go to her
don’t let pride invade
for as her eyes go from black to gray
she’ll tell you of the lion tamer
who when the crowd is gone
reveals four long scars across her chest
it’s not as pure as you believe
there are moments of mistakes
that do not kill us
that make us stronger.

No need
to prostrate yourself
for she has done it for you
darling
don’t flatter
don’t seek to humor me outside yourself
just fly
I want to see it from the seats
here’s a rose
aim for the second row
let them marvel as I do.

The Dame

bill bell

Everett, United States

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An old write inspired by Arcadia Tempest. Arcadia I hope you take this in a good light :) I’ve swamped the bubble enough today, goodnight.

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