my five great loves in five verses

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verse one — vergence of failed lineages

groping in darkness
finding us
solace in cursed woods

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verse two — piercing grey eyes

escaping colors
we immersed
smearing our real worlds

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verse three — craving her grip

she lured me to realms
of too much
and of not enough

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verse four — a different lingering vibe

just like a warm bath
she met me
where touch craved her most

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verse five — our time in smiles

soft, yielding dancer
I held you
synched by our music


Originally posted on Medium by Barry Dawson IV for A Cornered Gurl.

Paying it Forward

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Paying it Forward

“You look good all dressed up”
a voice said, and I turned
to see her two grey eyes fixed
upon me, devouring my contrasts
and contours, reading my reactions
as if she knew I’d always wanted
for her to say something, anything
to me, knowing I wouldn’t know
how to reply as I stammered out
a cheesy, but sincere “well, uhm,
you look good anywhere” retort
that made her snort, her crooked
smile twinkling down upon me
from the declining escalator we
both shared that seemed to descend
endlessly into the gutter of dirty
things I wanted to do with her that
made me blush as if she could
read my intimate thoughts on what
had to be the protruding horns of
my corny forehead that she reached
out to touch gently, having heard my
thought that said “please, for the love
of everything holy, reach out to
touch me gently, or even not so gently,
I don’t even care, thank God you’re
here-” my thirst interrupted and
quenched by a tender kiss and a soft
reminder that it’s time for me to end
the escalator ride towards the center
of us and awaken to the real world,
and much like my dream, this poem
will end abruptly with a vague sense of
dissatisfaction.
***

Originally posted on Medium.

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