angela reaches terminal velocity

By Jonas

i am enamoured with the peace
as it rolls like a squall
over my eyes closed in dusty meditation
remembering your sundress
it was rippling very rockwell in the trite breeze
and it's been long since
the touch of my fingertips has met
the silk of your body being,
breathing and dancing in the terminal joy of existence

my tongue cannot touch the words that rest in this
but somehow i do
like a bittersweet dream
like blue
a beautiful colour
sea and sky
but it remains
truly and undeniably
washing the feet of the endless
with tears of the cliche
greatest joy and sorrow
altar to the terrestrial symbols of infinite

it was the colour of your sundress
powder blue
like a sky that would look quizzically
and questioning
not understanding your conversational reference to the rain
overhead deep cumulus boiled darkly
and uttered the muttered beginings of thunder
smiling softly to myself
i remember
(trying not to wish you were here)
the sound of the rain on a tin roof
and the sight of your sundress
crumpled beautifully on the bedroom floor

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Copyright 2003 Fish
Published on Sunday, November 23, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Cassette On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Cassette (1240)By person wrote:

    stunning imagery, Jonas.

  • carlosjackal On Friday, December 29, 2017, carlosjackal (2470)By person wrote:

    Immense work.

  • toilandtrouble On Thursday, July 11, 2013, toilandtrouble (8)By person wrote:

    this is absolutly stunning, the insight and wordchoice work wonderfully together i love this piece

  • dalphon On Saturday, June 2, 2012, dalphon (86)By person wrote:

    I almost shed a tear... someone find this guy, pay him IF you have to, and put him to work!!

  • Aernor On Sunday, April 8, 2012, Aernor (12)By person wrote:

    Absolutely one of the most beautiful poems I have ever experienced. Well done and PLEASE keep writing

  • A former member wrote: Oh sweet mother of pearl this is it! From start to finish. It is an instant classic.

  • violetdarkness On Sunday, April 8, 2012, violetdarkness (53)By person wrote:

    very cleverly written. salute ^_^

  • DarkPoet On Saturday, April 7, 2012, DarkPoet (247)By person wrote:

    One of my all time favorites. Scholar

  • Stranger On Monday, November 24, 2003, Stranger (273)By person wrote:

    There is something so natural in the way that you wrote this. It made me feel this is how we should speak always. Because your words, charged with emotion, passed through the filters of flesh and illusion directly to my soul. Where they changed who I am.

  • Spiritus_Frumenti On Sunday, November 23, 2003, Spiritus_Frumenti (343)By person wrote:

    i like your words...very entrancing, with a dose of abstracity combined with honesty and eloquence...much respect...-l-

  • Drea On Sunday, November 23, 2003, Drea (1522)By person wrote:

    ...beautiful. absolutly beautiful. the longing, the emotion the passion. great write as always Fish ~Drea~

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