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In the blue of a flame, an ocean, a sky.
sybarite

We are well-defined
 1
in the obvious
 2
     the elemental;
 3
food, sex, laughter, song.
 4
 
 
I accept your guitar
 5
and understand your hands.
 6
You understand my chaos
 7
and accept my need
 8
to outwardly order things.
 9
Sleight-of-hand; my manifest patina
 10
to deflect scrutiny
 11
of a disorderly mind
 12
and a mutinous heart.
 13
 
 
(I don't know any more than you
 14
why I love you always, sometimes)
 15
 
 
You have called me anchor,
 16
kissed my rope-burned palms
 17
in return
 18
I have witnessed your knight,
 19
crossed your chivalrous cloak
 20
thrown down on dirty water.
 21
 
 
Yet, for all the elements,
 22
for all the ropes and ladders
 23
there still exists this aether;
 24
the candle's blue flicker
 25
where you drift, and I
 26
drown.
 27

17 Dec 11

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Thanks Polly!
 — sybarite

kick-ass poem.  especially diggin 22-27.
 — JKWeb

sweet! my chaos-grrl sounds the deep with a glint and a wink; it's called the Pauli-effect - wiki it
 — AlchemiA

Thank you JK, appreciated.

Alch--I googled Pauli-effect but not making a connection between it and this fender-bendered relationship I have with this man..?  
 — sybarite

pedestrian poem. particularly unaffected by 1-4.
 — unknown

Niceeee!  Superb title too
 — jpmhawk

I LOVE IT when you take your time, listen to the music in your mind and lay out a beautiful piece like this!  Happy Holidays, syb!  Love u.  xo
 — starr

lovely

dont think you need line 12? already embedded
 — Clara

L 6   and understand your chords ? Otherwise a beautiful poem from a genuine heart
 — useine

Brilliant, the 1980;s party girl becomes a romantic
 — justicely

hi syb, my boyfriend decided to go take a long shit so i thought this was a good time to come back and give your poem some thought. :)

well, i just can't.  i will say too much and i don't want to muck it up.

x
 — jenakajoffer

huh-pee wholly-daze!
; )
 — fractalcore

Thank you all who have commented, much appreciated.
Jenaka--LOL--next time he poops--come back and say your piece!
Frac, Starr--gratitude for the faves  :D.
 — sybarite

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Thanks for the fave, Isabelle!
 — sybarite

BEST poem i have read in 2012
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Thanks, Mandolyn!
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