brain overload (it must be)

by Ginette T Belle

i think he is the moon on saturday nite
its fragrant exquisiteness bathed in caliginosity
sometimes the smell is so overwhelmingly potent
enshrouded in fear - fear of what, i barely know
painting me slivers of gold dust on my bare skin
but just for a moment, it will disappear in a second

and i see you
my heart feels heavy from the revelation
and quite often i have to sit down in cold, frost bitten grass
to stop myself from just evaporating into the eerie cloud-wisping black sky that surrounds us all

tell me why my faith is dripping down empty wine bottles hardening on jade glass
you could peel it away with your dirty fingernails
perhaps it's just easier to smash it on your cratered soul
because what the hell is unadulterated to your hot blood
i little know how your feet get you out of bed in the morning
maybe it's your propensity to run from the seemed imperfection that you will not allow yourself to eat
i hope it tastes heavenly up there where you live


Posted on 11/11/2003
Copyright © 2020 Ginette T Belle

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 11/12/03 at 01:14 PM

the first and last lines of the third stanzas are awesome... biting and mesmerizing... excellent... blessings...

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/12/03 at 02:14 PM

I don't know if it's a good or bad thing, but this reads like a mind thinking a mile a second Ginette, and so nicely reflects the title. As to the poem's quality, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One small grammatical quibble; in the second line you use it's to show ownership, and so the correct spelling is its. It's is always short form for "it is."

Posted by John Ilotan on 11/14/03 at 01:38 AM

Ginette, this poem is beautiful. Loaded with a dark, smouldering imagery. The third stanza is riviting. Excellent work.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/15/03 at 11:30 AM

a harvest you've wroth of your fertile imaginings.

Posted by Britt Zimmerman on 12/10/03 at 11:22 PM

This is amazing work!!! So many emotions, so many images...awesome!

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 01/10/04 at 05:36 PM

this is deliciously full of imagery and...well, I am speechless.

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