He Breathes Blood

By Rebs

Breathe in, breathe out
Calming glory in a red morning
White lillies bloom just so
Silence is deafening and wrecking
Dreaming while awake of brass quills

Breathe in, breathe out
Speakeasy on wrought iron bars
Flesh becomes a joyous hymn
Arms reach out to chaos
Lips caress in forgotten verse

Breathe in, breathe out
Moans are translated into subtitles
Pages fly apart to speak
Candles gut out in the drift
Living ink bleeds from my teeth

Breathe in, breathe out
Love is all in or fold
Fingers of bone stitch my biography
Kisses write their own ends
He inhales my blood to spit


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Copyright 2017 J. Irene
Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"

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  • HighlandHillbilly On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, HighlandHillbilly (134)By person wrote:

    deeply evocative

  • Jerry stiles On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Jerry stiles (378)By person wrote:

    Well that was sum badassery rite there,,great write ma'am,,,

  • midnights voice On Sunday, July 16, 2017, midnights voice (850)By person wrote:

    I'm like KB , the last line is a killer .

  • Kaiser Black On Saturday, July 15, 2017, Kaiser Black (1510)By person wrote:

    Something about the line "he inhales my blood to spit" that really sends a chill up my spine. This was beautiful well done.

  • worm On Saturday, July 15, 2017, worm (1520)By person wrote:

    I love the metronome timing of this! the breathing is what really sets this apart for me... well done, Rebs! ~worm~

  • Purposelessness On Saturday, July 15, 2017, Purposelessness (113)By person wrote:

    This was a fun read, until the last stanza, where I got the shivers as I read the words.

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