Thursday, October 4, 2012


I'm a Gypsy--
kiss me hard, see if I'm not.

Ain't no peace in the graveyard, babe--
onliest choice is dance or rot.

My scent's like leaves, like rain near dusk--
chase that scent like the wolf pack does.

Squeeze my throat with a soft sure hand--
Gypsy heart at your command.


Anonymous said...

i'm first? i'm first!!! yayayayayay!

"onliest choice is dance or rot."

someone's been hangin' out with Coal! {smile}

ADORE this!

Shadow said...

dance, sweetheart, dance!

Sioux said...

As is almost always the case with you and me, Shay, I was initially dense and you were--from the very start--way-too-clever. Your rhyme scheme was seamless. It snuck up on me, because I was lost in your words and your images.

Jeezle! There's lots of times I'm not too fond of you. ;)

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Now that's the way to start a friday!
The opening and closing lines would've been poem aplenty but what the hell, let's feast!
And, oh yeah, baby! As long as we have life, let's frikken chew that bitch to the bone.

Anonymous said...

"onliest choice is dance or rot" Amen to that. This is a kickin' line. "Onliest" totally makes it.

"My scent's like leaves, like rain near dusk--
chase that scent like the wolf pack does." This is gorgeous. Too soft for most humans to even notice, but the ones who do are driven crazy by it.

"Squeeze my throat with a soft sure hand" :)

I love it when you write gypsy poems.

TexWisGirl said...

spooky but i kinda liked it. :)

Daryl said...

Onliest .. i do believe you just added to my lexicon!

such cool and subtle words/verse

hedgewitch said...

Even in my current fog this is a glowing little candleflame of awesome. And you know I love it when you rhyme.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I crawled here from my death-bed to read a little gypsy poetry...and this was very like a bite of chilli chocolate.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Impeccable. Especially love "gypsy heart at your command."

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wonderful - this is perfectly your voice- as if you could use anyone else's.

Mama Zen said...

Oh. Hell. Yeah.

Lydia said...

Wonderful, Shay.

Mary Jane Bane said...

yep. again, love.