Mouthful of Feathers

By Maladroit

When her mouth opens,
I hear snapping sticks.
I am her twisting twig,
sending smoke signaled options,
waiting for her wrist wrung gasoline of rejection.
She has ran ragged, straight into raw-
“These things,” she says,
“have no place in your home.”
“Sit.” I tell her-
“Just sit on this couch and evolve with me;
Change your mind time and time again.
Contradict your yesterday-
Just keep a spot for me,
Inside of you-
Her mouth opens shut.
We kiss between the same cotton sheets that dream catch my thoughts of her..
The sunshine confessed:
Gone, again...
And she signed her name-
Something Different
I spoke confessions of resignation and redirection over a mouthful of feathers-
leading her out of the door, long before her feet hit the floor-
I've packed up my cape and unpacked my clock,
I just perpetuate pillow talk...


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Copyright 2013 Maladroit
Published on Monday, November 11, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • tmanzano On Sunday, June 30, 2019, tmanzano (231)By person wrote:

    I feel like I am in boat, trying to drop words that have weight. Alas, they float along beside me in an endless ocean.

  • Mute Serenade On Monday, August 21, 2017, Mute Serenade (455)By person wrote:

    Oh I love this... Love love love this. When I finally upgrade my account to make room in my favs this is hitting the list hard. The way you command language is applaudable. Standing ovation-able even. Amazing.

  • sIo On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, sIo (940)By person wrote:

    THE END THOUGH....Holy monkeys that was an acid trip of words and I loved it.

  • carlosjackal On Thursday, March 31, 2016, carlosjackal (2650)By person wrote:

    Mind blowing.

  • Strataic On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, Strataic (110)By person wrote:

    Still enjoy these shards of glass Scholar

  • A former member wrote: This is beautiful and a testimony to the quote "don't fall in love with a poet." Scholar

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Friday, January 10, 2014, Dreaming in Stanzas (311)By person wrote:

    There are so many beautiful lines in this poem I can't pick one. Your pillow talk is as beautiful as your face.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, TropicalSnowstorm (1798)By person wrote:

    There are so many quote worthy lines in this piece, but I particularly liked the one "Just sit on this couch and evolve with me". I love the imagery and cool rhythm to your pieces. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: A very interesting well thought out piece, great concept here as your phrasing are deep enough to close the gap between our words...well done poetry and I applaud you for that! thank you for sharing, all the best! AD... Scholar

  • Numbers Peppelini On Monday, November 18, 2013, Numbers Peppelini (84)By person wrote:

    Sitting reflectively within the waning light of this small empty room I need only to close my eyes to touch the true meaning of your words....... To all the tears or to all of which became forever lost in you, not realizing it was just your time running out of time......I raise my glass to celebrate your "Mouthful of Feathers",,,,

  • Numbers Peppelini On Monday, November 18, 2013, Numbers Peppelini (84)By person wrote:

    Oh I'm sorry.....I do understand one's work is not necessarily about them but merely comes through them....My comments were aimed @ the subject in the write,,,Again...I apologize

  • A former member wrote: this is a beautiful piece in its own right.

  • tmanzano On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, tmanzano (231)By person wrote:

    You twisted twig. Your ability to manipulate me is remarkable. Much as the evolved must, and pillow talk suffers in comparison to this piece, I too would fancy a spell in your couch world and a mouth full of feathers. Wonderful.

  • Oliver Twisted On Monday, November 11, 2013, Oliver Twisted (56)By person wrote:

    "Stay the same," "Be yourself," "Change," Evolve. This poem made me think of people wanting you to be how they want to see you. Be a hero to you first. Great write!

  • A former member wrote: dark and beautiful I feel so darkened by this write great job

  • megaprime81 On Monday, November 11, 2013, megaprime81 (772)By person wrote:

    Awesome! 10.

  • A former member wrote: "just sit on the couch and evolve with me"..too perfect.

  • dwells On Monday, November 11, 2013, dwells (4512)By person wrote:

    Sounding like it's time to become more responsible and predictable maybe, while old habits die slowly, and the times change us as we protest in our confusion. Cheers Mala - cerebral as usual and now I need an aspirin or two. Different used to be good.

  • Strataic On Monday, November 11, 2013, Strataic (110)By person wrote:

    I've spent all day trying to figure out a way to comment on this... Scholar

  • Deadlights On Monday, November 11, 2013, Deadlights (30)By person wrote:

    Im glad you've found your cape, keep it close

  • blue angel On Monday, November 11, 2013, blue angel (906)By person wrote:

    The pillowed grey goose warms the pipes. Love your style, perfect and crafty as usual, the complexity is much appreciated. ;)

  • Lux On Monday, November 11, 2013, Lux (306)By person wrote:

    Sharp tongued am I? What about you, razor lips. This speaks mountains.

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