Wanna Start Over?

by Siri Lipscomb

Creeping silently into our room

Midnight journal retrieval

Recording the passing whimsy

The shame of bad behavior

My latest bitch

Girl-scribble on pink parchment


I found you there in deep slumber

As anticipated

Gentle breathing, a faint moan

Guided in dreams by plaguing visions

Your arms outstretched

Toward my empty pillow

Seeking our connected comfort

The bed awash in moonlight

Drenching your sleeping hulk in

Blue light and shadow from the

Rapidly shifting autumn clouds


My clumsy pawing in the darkened

Corner reserved for clediments

Aroused your subconscious

Into which you retreated even deeper

The once-outstretched arms

Enfolding and protecting

In guarded Sumo pose

Holding yourself safe

I had no admittance to this dream


Filling with awe of you even in sleep

Your kind and giant loving ways

Melted my freeze-dried heart

Reconstituting this shriveled muscle

Into a beating, living possibility again

Wanna start over?


Posted on 11/20/2003
Copyright © 2018 Siri Lipscomb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Max Bouillet on 11/21/03 at 11:22 PM

There are points in our lives when there is a change... you captured this in verse. A change in attitude may be an internal shift, but it occurs in a physical location. You mesh both in a wonderful way.

Posted by JD Clay on 12/18/03 at 12:59 PM

You've blown the lid right off the realm of possibilities with this spirited piece. Amazingly well depicted, Sirius. Pe4ce...

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