Thursday, June 16, 2011

Elegant Shivers

Elegant Shivers

She curses salvation
I know
send me home

Give me your devouring donations
I have aches, so I've heard
I try to crawl

I saw dying stars
on a rheostat
I’ll be holding my lungs in a deep embrace

Let down with bandaged whispers
Come take these elegant shivers
and detach their gentle key.

-JP 2011

“Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
--Flannery O’Connor