Untitled Relationship Poem #10

Caught
pleasant slumber
twixt
night’s deep sleep
day’s gentle arising
sun cresting
hand reaching
fingers entwining.
Pulled closer
tuck head
curl in tight
listening
gentle rhythm of heart beat
ringing in ear
do you know
how much I treasure
how much I need
this warmth
this care?
I need no one
words spoken
independence;
my truth
my way
my reality.
Time will come
when a hand in mine
arms around
will not be remiss.
A remembrance
alone I am not
there is love
there is warmth
there is support
always here.
Vulnerability
not my natural state
learning I am
not everyone will abuse
the gentleness
the sweetness
that still exists
deep within.
©May 13/21
Picture is my own

Starlet

Tragic
a cautionary tale
for those who will come behind
remember beauty
not as extolled
reality
image seen in the mirror
behold the truth
as seen through the eye of the beholden.
Cracks grow
awash in desperation
grim
pale shadows
flit through the night
scourge of delight
filling ears with hissed toxicity
bringing ego down
shattered malaise.
Adulation
false words
believe in them
easier to fake it
easier to pretend
easier to…..
turn away
hide away
no one ever comes looking
crying smoked tears.
Wrapped in golden tinsel
heralded the next great find
actress of many faces
not a one real.
©Dec. 21/19
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