Pearl's Encore.

By Dei

She waits for me. Sitting silver pale with a high hat.

She waits for me. Always center stage but backed away from spot light.

She’s teasing me. Baring hollowness beautifully

I know. That it’s my hands that give her a heart to beat.

Pounding out the rhythms for my symphonies on her timpani

Watch my violence sweetly be her ecstasy. Gaze breathlessly

While I’m filling her with my echoing lusts

And though your eyes shift away to brighter things remember it’s her.

It’s me. It’s we, who drive your feet and mimic your heart that pumps.

And when I’m spent and you’re not quite satisfied I’ll leave her.

And She waits for me. Again so hollowly. Never knowing

If the next time I come back to her I’ll tear her apart, or play the encore.

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Copyright 2013 Astra Dei
Published on Saturday, March 9, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

(Contest Entry) I played drums badly for years, but in my mind it went about like this.
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  • BetaWolfinVA On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, BetaWolfinVA (894)By person wrote:

    syncopated rythim dancing the beat, marking the time, heart beats, captured rhyme Scholar

  • FadedBlues On Sunday, March 10, 2013, FadedBlues (2937)By person wrote:

    ...you approach her fearfully, as if you'll never be good enough, but determined to beat her until she speaks by your design...

  • Nehema On Sunday, March 10, 2013, Nehema (1257)By person wrote:

    This reminded me of the drum circles I used to attend, my drum was made from a mares skin... Lovely, good luck - XXOO Scholar

  • TWiiSTEDAnGeL On Saturday, March 9, 2013, TWiiSTEDAnGeL (415)By person wrote:

    This is marvelous, Love it! Thanks for sharing. 10/10

  • A former member wrote: now thats a poem... about drums... um... I need a cigarette, or four...

  • A former member wrote: Thats beautiful, like you said that for years you played the drums badly but in your heart and mind you're a pro and again great poem

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