Oxidized bent into alternate shape

steel formed and defined

by us one fall,

the old green blanket

dragged from Buick trunk,

beyond the sink and realtor hours,

arranged a promise to meet,

gold on fingers no restraint,

cool mist spread

as if to muffle those who knew us,

temptations touch was strong,

discreet parked,

sparse tree’s that would be acquainted

with color again in spring,

tremors and kisses,

only sounds our clothes

and hands as they spoke in undressing,

flesh tinted by greasy window light,

all yearning was concentrated

upon each each other not in love

but temptation and lust,

to know each other briefly

not eternally,

hearts cluttered with other worlds

of length and importance,

this was an only moment,

for her it would evaporate,

for me as i stand

then bow touching bent steel,

i remember that truly

wanting something unable to attain,

love had been a receding  tide

and new island found

but that too had been consumed and lost,

and i was left with a memory

beneath graying folds of hair

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Comments
  1. Great images and nice flow. Glad it was shared!

  2. […] RAW OXIDIZED by Chris Lawrence […]

  3. brian miller says:

    what an interesting picture…had not seen this one…love and lust definitiely changes things, like rust…things unable to attain got me a bit…sometimes they are for the better….or worse…

  4. mobius faith says:

    Nice Chris, I’m glad you found an image to use. I always enjoy your poetry. I just love the way you wrap this one up also with, “I was left with a memory beneath graying folds of hair” – a beautiful sadness a sense of saudade. Again, well done.

  5. claudia says:

    some nice heat in this first part and def. well captured atmosphere..the receding tide and new island found..love the reflectiveness in the second part about the things we gain and lose..ever changing…
    (on a side note.. if you use a pic by terry that is not in the dVerse post collection, you should ask if it’s ok with him, usually i think it is but to be sure, it would be good to ask him..)

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