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Emptiness

Just something based on an RPG, though modernized from the original fantasy setting.

Emptiness

"Fall," you said, "and I’ll catch you."
And I did, and you did,
And I cradled in your hammock,
Laughing, warmed in sunlight,
And flipped off the idea of SPFs.
We sipped salt-rimmed margaritas
And I didn’t care about the holes.

But your safety net’s worn thin,
Down to monofilament wire.
When I fall now, you cut me,
And if I fell too far I think
I’d end in pieces and I’d need
To stick them together with
Brass fasteners, paper doll.

I crawl out slow to test what’s left
And you call me a spider
Trying to entrap you, but it’s only
Enticement. The dew is salty.
I’m crusted with it.  Come,
Stick in a straw and suck me dry
And the husk can blow away. 

Edited 5/22/08.
   

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domesticjulie
May. 7th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I love your poetry.
cimeara
May. 7th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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