Sunday, May 31, 2009


You said my name and
red and green gems fell out of
your mouth.
My name was given to me by my
mother and then again
by you.
It hung there making music,
making me real.
I was a phantom, I was baited breath;
unformed and messy
out of my container.

From all the words, I can only remember
the shade of red leaking around
my name.
The letters formed from purple
opulence, some iron bar bent into
text.
You played my name and it clung
to me like oil.
I hide in my name and you have
fed me in its deepest corner.

4 comments:

paulwchambers said...

that last line tore me in two..... stunning!!!!!!!

Suzanna said...

I wish I could return a comment for your thoughts, your eyes.

Maybe you'll allow that again.

paulwchambers said...

maybe...
i would love to meet you one day

Margaret said...

...wow....reminds me of the white stone in Rev... beautiful. Keep thinking, knitting,praying and writing. :)