"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sometimes You Risk the Melt

How can you love me
when I am such
an oddity?
My skin is
warm to the touch,
but my heartbeat
is measured in icicles.

Each time I look across
the room into your
porcelain eyes I read
desire in their blue flames
and I feel my insecurity
melt in your gaze.

I must admit there are times
I fear love has an expiration date
that only fate knows.
The frost in my veins
writes each precious day
with you into my memory
and to think there could be
circumstances looming
that could separate us haunts me.

Oh darling, today is our
only certainty and I musn’t spoil it
with searching the darkness for ghosts.

It doesn’t matter
if we are fire and ice.
I would rather risk
death by flames than
to live my days
in frozen seclusion
without you.

©Susie Clevenger 2013

Kerry at Real Toads had us writing about love between two inanimate objects. For some reason I went with stove and refrigerator. Could that sound even less romantic? The Sunday Mini-Challenge ~ A Love Letter


J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well, that explains the puddle on teh floor when I went into the jitchen this morning. Thank you! ;-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Perfect, Susie! Pairing two such familiar inanimate objects, giving them hearts, giving them love, is a gift to the kitchen in all of us.
Um, make that the kitchens all of our houses.
Good work!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Romance may spring up between the most unlikely of lovers!

I especially loved the wisdom of these lines:

Oh darling, today is our
only certainty..

Marian said...

right on, i wondered what was wrong with my refrigerator!

Susan said...

I did not guess, boo! But rereading when informed, I had to laugh at myself. The poem is perfect!

Ella said...

I love it! I love their voices and the union of opposites so aligns!
Fun to read :D

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I love how you mixed the cold and hot.. You got some powerful lines there. Hugs

wordifull.com said...

:) Perfect!

Loredana Donovan said...

This is so clever! Loved it. You have such a way with words ... :)

Mine is in a comment on the mini-challenge post as I'm away. Very much enjoyed yours!

Outlawyer said...

Ha = one senses the deep connection -- it actually reminded me of two people in an office romance ! k.

(karin - manicddaily.worpress.

Hannah said...

I love the same lines as Kerry and I enjoy how you don't name your subjects...a sort of puzzle to guess! :)

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