Friday, May 9, 2008

Chokecherry Wine




You will heal as you sleep


in tangled dreams and deep




Chokecherry


with your tart tongue


Look at all the


shit you've done




You wrap your life in rubber bands


I'll kiss each of your bandaged hands


Chokecherry


Chokecherry mine.

9 comments:

susanna said...

Your poetry really does a paint a picture for me. I can SEE Chokecherry...her mouth, skin, hair...the expression on her face.

PS - And your comment to me also painted a picture for me...I can just imagine you walking by that empty amusement park.

Fireblossom said...

Susanna, thank you for your comment, I'm really pleased you like this one and can see her. It's a simple poem but I'm partial to it.

And yes, that abandoned amusement park always tugged at my imagination and my emotions. Your photographs really made me think of it again.

C. Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed this, especially the images it creates. For me I get a mix of sensuality and pain

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, C. Elizabeth. I wasn't sure if others would like this poem, I just knew that I do. It makes me really happy that it resonates for you and Susanna, too.

Cynthia said...

tres cool and original, Shay,
I used to know a girl who kept
her life, a diary on rubber bands,
writing the day in about on or
two sentences, all printed on
different colored rubber bands,
of course little me became so
in awe of her, she was an original
just as you are

Fireblossom said...

Cynthia, you are too sweet by half. Thank you. And, again, I am really tickled that you gals all liked this...certain of my own poems are very hard for me to see impartially.

And Cynthia, what an image i have in my mind of your friend. I'm glad you told me about her.

rc_girl said...

I REALLY love this one! I love all your poetry, but this one is one of my faves!

Fireblossom said...

Mine too, Tinker. I'm so glad you commented on this one. ;-)

flipside records said...

"Look at all the
shit you've done
You wrap your life in rubber bands"

So this girl is the "bad seed" you just want to hold and fix and love.

The thing about rubber bands is that they are too tight/binding and they eventually break, probably causing someone a lot of pain. Maybe she's tying her hands together, trying to keep from doing more damage to herself and others.