Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cherubs Are Allowed to Snort, Snore, and Sleep Drool

elastin takes over my sister's face while she sleeps,
her skin pulled taught and smooth.
there isn't one rogue pulse of blood
jetting across her dozing eyes.
awake
and that soft, unblemished skin
is still youthfully rubbery and resilient
but it becomes her war mask;
the opaquely fleshy guardian of what's brewing
behind her scanning eyes.
asleep
and her lips form a cherubic envelope,
parted to let air in to fill her lungs
and dry her tongue.
awake
and the corners turn up in honest grin,
chivalrous obligeance, uncertainty.
they move to make words that sound
too old to be coming from such a virginal face.
i watch her sleep, while she becomes
what she really is, while she reverts back to
the infant in the white bassinet,
the strange life that shares my blood and my thoughts,
the girl child who clutches a stuffed chimp in
her ambidextrous grip.

9 comments:

  1. you truly make all of my creative writing endeavors sound monotonous and self-indulgent. I envy you, you have such a lovely talent!


    and YES, I would most certainly be down for a mix CD exchange. absolutely!

    as for the zine, that sounds goood! i will try and work on something(s) and send them to you. when do you hope to have it completed?

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  2. i know this is totally cliche, but your writing always paints a picture ;)

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  3. Stunning...I wish I had the right words to describe how your words made me feel (but I dont :( )

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  4. i just stumbled across your blog, and i think it is rather magical... beautiful, tangible words, dear, and a lovely name :)

    xxx

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  5. THIS IS GREAT BY THE WAY.
    email me and write for my zine PRETTY PLEASE rsvpmolly@hotmail.com
    xxx

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  6. i love this (: particularly the last two lines, they make it

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  7. Miss,
    Pardon my interruption. I only wanted to tell you how hypnotizing I find your poetry! Poetry is my preferred literary form. I recently started posting my poetry again after a lengthy sabbatical. I'm glad I did as I've found your work. Thanks
    Kind Wishes

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  8. ayo this is real deep and shit

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