dverse · poetry · relationships

Off They Go^

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Tonight’s dverse poet’s cafe topic is fire and it can be in any form.  This one may be in a form but no guarantees.

 

two extinguished travelers

searching for shelter

where warmth could be

and found each other

*

kindling of combustible memories

tossed into the pyre

ignited by unvalidated emotions

consumed by mutual witness

*

wounds picked open

their poisons drained

gaping flesh exposed

cauterized with validation

*

passion roared

heating hearth and home

orange gold windows

frigid blasts held at bay

*

steaming coffee and tea

warm biscuits with stew

peach pie a la mode

storehouse of nourishment

*

seasons of drought

parched crops

smoldering fields

gnawing dis-ease

*

fears reanimate

doubts conflagrate

tempers incinerate

chill infiltrates

*

cold hearth, empty windows

two extinguished travelers

searching for shelter

where warmth could be

 

^  the title is a play off of Pearl Jam’s song, “Off He Goes”

(in both title and theme)

33 thoughts on “Off They Go^

  1. could be … says a lot. and we are back into the circuality of the poem… I find myself wanting to change movies and books so the ending can be different…. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rob. I was of two minds here. One is that it was the relationship of a lifetime for both of them and may never come again. Another is that both individuals are trapped in the vicious cycle of serial relationships.

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