11.17 Daily Poem Challenge #3

ohheykiri Poetry, Writing Leave a Comment

I am using the daily prompts provided on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog on writersdigest.com


SEPARATE BEDROOMS

I am androgynous,
wet-faced, and later
begging you to stay
while I imagine her
thrusting above me
whipping cream white
boyish breasts bouncing
backward rolling
brown-surrounded pupils
wide irises and a failed diamond
scratching a second try
into my hairless skin.

all three of us tracing lines
all six forearms embracing,
a corset on my floating bones,
my new, sweet vanilla
sawdust-scented identity,
a remedy for lost time;
our shared, sexless life
of fluid vows. come back to me.
come powerless but wanting, come.
I am shaped differently now
ill-fitted to our prototypes, to anyone,
but I can offer you belonging
and everything you know.
I can be the other woman
for both of us.

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