Aching To Take

by Katerina T Nix

Hey you...

Come dance with me, Take
these worries of little nothings away
give me some of
That, gosh, I don't know what

with me
in my head a while, Listen

listen, listen

No, I'm not some Blanche DuBois:
some spider seducing you
into my web...

Just a little girl

Wanting to see the world;
Thirsty for some revelation,
Aching to take some road less travelled.


Posted on 03/28/2002
Copyright © 2022 Katerina T Nix

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 11/28/06 at 04:57 PM

I like all of this poem. The first part has a lightness and conversational, off-handed quality, and yet is quite serious. The invitations are very well placed and "Hey you", "Come dance" and "Live with me" followed by the surprise: "in my head a while". The way the lines are broken, the placement of "Take" and "Listen" gives the poem a breathless, musical quality, and the line "That, gosh, I don't know what" as well gives a bit of humor and a smile. The Blanche DuBois reference is appropriate, especially considering her famous saying (among others) in "A Streetcar Names Desire" "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers".

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 04/28/10 at 03:23 PM

the idea of the road less traveled is so appealing, and yet so foreign to me... maybe i'm a little afraid of adventure, this piece is not.

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