29 December 2010

stitch me back together

Emanating from my abdomen,
hand blown zeroes whisper
infinity . . . infinity.
With soft sighs they dissipate
into ether’s emptiness
as drifting echoes tickle
the slits that let them slip.

Beneath Luna’s full light
spread gypsum on the edges of
the gashes in my flesh
to lure in her luster and
illuminate infinity.
Then stitch me back together
so I can swallow life whole.


The prompt at We Write Poems suggested we start with the last line of a recent poem and see where we go. I picked the last lines from two different pieces. “stitch me back together” is from Going to the Sun, and “hand blown zeroes whisper / infinity . . . infinity” from dispersal. I was hoping to write something a bit more upbeat today, but you get what you get.


flaubert said...

Wow Brenda that is beautiful. I love the last two lines. So much in those words. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Donald Harbour said...

Well I liked it. One cannot be upbeat here in Maumelle, Arkansas. Drizzling rain and lower forties. Your poem fit right in to my mood. Darn I'm at work and have to wait for cocktail time.

Elizabeth said...

Love those final lines, and wouldn't it be wonderful if that were possible: to split ourselves open, let what festers there drift away on the evening breeze, replaced by moonlight and starshine to be swallowed whole.
Wonderful and especially like the sounds that fit the sense of the poem so well,


irene said...

This is mysterious and suggestive. Peace and blessings for 2011, Brenda.

Judy Roney said...

Amazing poem and my favorite part is the last where you are stitched back together to be able to swallow life whole. Yes!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful idea - as though life is surgically removing our essence and your last lines ask for its reinstatement.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year
I enjoy reading your posts ,its like each word is felt within ,very amazing feeling


Mary said...

I love this, Brenda. The last two lines are absolutely wonderful! Wishing you a very happy new year.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Beautiful poetry. It flows so nicely.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I would be honored if you would visit my blog and pick up your award.

Take care and God bless.