Jul 19, 2005

Poetry Wednesday

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I'm switching it up a bit from Short Story to Poetry Wednesday. Now calm down. I know it's a big adjustment. Just keep repeating, "Change is good, change is good..."

MESSAGES

you’re such an opposition!
the separation between us is unbearable
yet we’ve never been together.
i miss you
and I don’t even know you.
yet, every time I check e-mail
my pulse quickens
hoping for even a single word from you.

“0 new messages” stabs at me across the screen
like a rusty letter opener.

when like flames licking up,
words flash across your screen
announcing I have arrived--
does your heart race, too?

at last I see the words I crave
like a junkie taking in a long-awaited needle.
you’ve slid something into my box
and the act is almost as satisfying as making love.

“1 new message.”
i savor the fullness you’ve made me feel--
the connection, one to the other.

that’s what it is, you know
two humans connecting
as best they know how--
primal in this new age
where passion is passé.

and there at the end of your words
is what my ears cry out to hear
but only my eyes are privy to.

“i miss you.”

yes, i miss you, too,
you who i have not seen
or touched
or smelled
or heard.

you who are merely
messages

6 comments:

Duke_of_Earle said...

Why Karyn! I had no idea you felt that way about me. I'll send you emails more often now, dear lady.

John

(VERY nice poem, btw).

Karyn Lyndon said...

Thank you, John.

In the words of Carly Simon...You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you
Don't you

opal said...

I love it poetry Wednesday and sex on Fridays. A great combination.

Nankin said...

Karyn:I couldn't have said it better myself.

What does it take for that writing job we discussed and how much does it pay?

Karyn Lyndon said...

Thanks, Opal...that's usually the order I like it in.

:)

Karyn Lyndon said...

Nankin, perhaps we should take this discussion offline...lol