Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Poem Thoughts: Light and Darkness

your jacket ripples
over the arm of the
chair, the only evidence
you have been here—are
you here?

I want to wrap myself
in the warm fleece, pull
my arms through the
places your skin
has been;

give in to the temptation
to dig my fingers into
the soft, bury my face
in your clean scent of
green …

you are everything I
know, everything
I don’t know; everything
I long for and run
from and run toward.

the nape of your
neck speaks light
and darkness and
I am in ruins,
shattered, by the way  
fabric piles over vinyl.


Megan Willome said...

This is wonderful! Methinks you've been reading "Love etc."

DeanneMoore said...

Love the ambiguity of...
"you are everything I
know, everything
I don't know; everything
I long for and run
from and run toward."

lindalouise said...


June said...

It's the little things, isn't it - "the way fabric piles over vinyl" - that sometimes triggers a deep longing to be close to the one we love. Beautiful, Laura.

Elisha Wolter said...

This is beautiful, I love the images in my mind that your writing creates. You've also inspired me to get my poetry writing notebook out again, blow off the dust and get busy! So, thanks! This whole blog is so refreshing.

Laura Boggess said...

et cetera, et cetera :)

Laura Boggess said...

Desire can be that way, can't it, Deanne :)?

Laura Boggess said...

Thank you, Linda!

Laura Boggess said...

Little things, yes, June :). I love when they speak out like this.

Laura Boggess said...

Thank you, Elisha. Yes, get out that poetry notebook! You never know when a poem might present itself. I'm glad to welcome you here.

pastordt said...

Oh, oh - gorgeous. I especially love . . . 'are you here?' Sometimes it just aches, wondering. . .

soulstops said...

oh, how beautifully you portray that tension and longing :)