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FIERCE DEVOTION

Posted: January 18, 2011 in Poetry

I hate to admit
when I crave for you.

My heart suffers.

I am frail.

I gouge your name
into the sand near my feet,
ungrounded, scrutinizing
the ocean between us
as it washes you away
again and again.

The sky darkens, ready to rage.
It beckons me to ascend
from my place of throes.

Instead, I settle,
keeping my thoughts
fixated on the you
before the us.

Together we are the intensity
forcing waves to turn ferocious.

But, alone, you are a lucent
orange sunset that declares
the mourning of every storm.

© Sarah O’Connor

NOTE: Since being posted this poem has been highlighted with poet’s commentary at: http://www.mlopezcounselingservicesforallseasons.com/7/post/2011/01/fierce-devotion-by-sarah-oconnor.html

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EMPTY

Posted: January 14, 2011 in Poetry

I tilt my head back
so my tears will trace
the length of my neck
like the tongues
of two lovers.

I don’t know why they come.