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Rediscovery

Author:  Marsha Steed

 
Lying here so close to you,
I push my knees against the wall
of endless pride that has
separated
for too long.
I inch my arm over the vast expanse
of covered looks
and words thought but not said.
My toes reach out to find a loose stone
that I can kick away
from the mortar of disappointment
and settled misconceptions.
I hold my breath
and then blow softly across
the chasm of forgetfulness
and the expansive neglect,
to you.
 
Will you feel my touch
and my feeble attempt at bridge building?
Are the nights too cold
and the heated words still too warm?
If my palm finds your belly
and rests there will you pull away?
If my heaping heart spills its anguished fear
over your dam
will you turn a moist cheek from me?
My body responds as a woman's body will do
but can you understand the want
is for all of you?
 
Cast away misgivings
rest your head upon my breast.
Bury mistakes
while I caress your chest.
Heal our failures
with natures pleasant balm
take my kisses as I offer them,
teardrops of repentance.
Love me with your body
but heal me with your heart's
reopening.
 
Marsha Rose Steed 

http://Chantaclair.com --<--{ '2k

916 784 9052
Roseville, CA 95747
 
Marsha Steed http://Chantaclair.com, aka Chantaclair Rose, has been writing poetry and stories since 3rd grade. Her vast collection ranges from the sublime to the esoteric and the sweet. She is a mother of four and resides in Northern California. Her publications include but are not limited to: Sol-Magazine - featuring first and third place poetry in several issues; "No Love lost" - a printed anthology by the Wolvern Press. Passages in Time, an anthology by JMW Publishing Co. In 25 Major libraries across the nation; "Irreantum"- prose in two issues. "Purple Rose Press" Magazine of poetry, and numerable sites on the online community. She enjoys all the arts, including: Piano Teaching; Dancing ( Ballroom Silver Medalist ) Writing, Singing ( 200 voice choral group ) Art ( art docent for 15 years) ; Drama ( Produced and choreographed many musicals ) and is a skilled calligrapher. Her writing is her touchstone with the world.

 

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