Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Do You Still?

He'll always be
A persistent ache,
though the ragged edge
has healed,
one tiny sliver
at a time.
Like a stone,
caressed by
incessant waves,
whose edges get
smooth, over time.
Now, when she allows
the memories,
they're an embrace,
not the stab of regret
that used to come.
Wistful, she can still see
his gaze
hungry eyes
feel the giddy leap
of her young heart.
Again, warm hands,
mapping the lines and curves
of her body,
the long
s l o w
which left her
reaching for more.

She sighs.
They once
no thought to resisting.

But now
Does he sit there like this,
In a rumpled bed
and remembering?

This is a magpie tale.  


Ellen aka Ellie said...

Who hasn't felt at least some of this?

LemonyRenee' said...

Lovely . . . and universal.

RA said...

Oh yes! Beautiful and wise words. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh man!! this was a very tender and touching story... And you've said it so beautifully in a poem!
Aah.. lost memories.. (sigh)
Towards the end, it really was very moving..

Claudia said...

such beautiful words - touching and sad..hope he remembers..

Tumblewords: said...

Surely things we've all wondered - excellent!

Helen said...

Your Magpie could have been lived by me. Beautifully written.

Brian Miller said...

such a sad place...there in am empty bed...cold where passion once blazed...

purejoy said...

melancholy memories. nothing worse than cold, rumpled sheets. beautiful.

The Urban Cowboy said...

I can relate all too well.

Jenny said...

Oh, beautiful, bittersweet, poignant. You are a lovely writer.

Anonymous said...

Lovely bittersweet poem!
P.S. I think he doesn't give a damn...

Stafford Ray said...

Universal (to those who have loved and lost) and beautifully written. I agree with Zulu. Of course he isn't sitting there alone and remebering, the bastard!

One Photo said...

Ah yes I agree, a bittersweet tale beautifully told!

Unknown said...

Nice. Love the photo.

Natasha said...

Beautiful story, well told. I am sure everyone felt this way at least a couple of times- or at least, I hope so.

Carrie Van Horn said...

I think so many can relate to this beautiful and sad poem. Wonderful writing...look forward to more! :-)

Unspoken said...

Very nicely done!

Steve Capelin said...

Great poem. Full of joy and pain and longing. I hope you don't mind me saying this but I'm not sure it needed the last four lines. You seem to have already said it all.

Suz said...

The last four lines tells me she wishes that he were alone and feeling what she is feeling
but we all know he isn't
I like your writing very much

Life@Cee said...

Amazing poem, such powerful feeling and so erotic. Great job.