TO _____ • by CDSinex

 

I’ve never felt the ground swell under me
(though many times confusing love and lust)
swept off my feet, as if swept out to sea,
to lose control to feelings I don’t trust.

Though many times confusing love and lust
I’ve wondered what it’s like to not be free,
to lose control to feelings I don’t trust,
and laying bare my soul for you to see.

I’ve wondered what it’s like to not be free,
to show you all the things I fear I must,
and laying bare my soul for you to see,
or leaving all of this to turn to dust.

To show you all the things I fear I must,
swept off my feet, as if swept out to sea,
or leaving all of this to turn to dust.
I’ve never felt the ground swell under me.
 

 


CDSinex lived in rural Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost island) for 20 years, and enjoys the challenge of Japanese short-forms as well as the discipline of writing in rhyme and meter. His poems have appeared on Every Day Poets, The Boston Literary Magazine, The Icebox (Kyoto, Japan), Contemporary Haibun On-Line, and Four and Twenty, among others. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest.


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Posted on February 15, 2013 in Pantoum, Poems, Romance
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  • Magdalen

    Absolutely lovely!! Just the thing to assuage my Valentine hangover.

  • http://www.presssendpoetry.com Jody

    Ahhh. just the thing for today.

    I’ve never felt the ground swell under me.

    love this~ and the repetition is really well done!

  • http://northislandmusic.net Norman Delaney

    I Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiike it!
    LOVE, hard to find, even harder to be.
    LUST, it happens every day, so swell in many ways.

  • David

    I’ve often wondered the difference between love and lust. I think u made it clear. Thank u.

  • Patty Saturn

    So very well done, David. It is beautiful. It is such a pleasure to read your work. :)

  • http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com Marion Clarke

    Very enjoyable.

    marion

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