No Choice But Now

By hate_doll

Last night, into the night
We didn't close our eyes once
The necessity for blinking
Had been temporarily suspended
We were too busy
Considering one another's
Features, by the light of
A stereo glow
I've never known so much
From observing so little
But night faded into the east
The morning fell upon us
Like a ten ton anvil
Intent on breaking our backs
To enjoy tangibly,
petty sadist daydreams
The sliced my eyelides
And ripped the canvas
Blank, black, indiscrete
Revealing humble nudity
It's violent lemon bursts
Scolding us for our reckless
Crimes of indecence
And unhindered desire
To make love to every minute
So that each breath is stinking
Of sweat and personal
Ecstasy. The purest elements
Of our actions.
This light and our yawns
Insisted we leave this for
Another time
I was not ready to surrender
To the grime of garbage trucks
And spit stained sidewalks
Not until we really open our eyes

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© 2006 whyttB
Published on Monday, September 25, 2006.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A_Puppet_Show On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, A_Puppet_Show (166)By person wrote:

    I love the speed of the poem, up down up down and it fools me the first time around, becous it is personal. The ending is breathtaking, more so breath holding. Great. Tiger

  • Jenni On Wednesday, October 4, 2006, Jenni (40)By person wrote:

    honestly, i don't know what to say... *favs

  • Ocean of Truth On Tuesday, October 3, 2006, Ocean of Truth (46)By person wrote:

    ah the power of the pen, amazing

  • A former member wrote: this flowed like a waterfall..perfectly smooth and i fell into each word. i really liked how each line fed into the next, it made for a flawless read. great write.

  • A former member wrote: You weave your words so beautifully. I really appreciate the progression of this poem. ....-Samone

  • A former member wrote: From subtle to gripping my lungs and stealing the very breath from me.. this is why you've stayed one of my very favorites after so long.. you're magic.

  • sIo On Monday, September 25, 2006, sIo (833)By person wrote:


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