A Sabbatical


The wheel has strained my lust,

My texture doused in a barrel of infusion,

Trapped between two florets and woven in their soft puffs

Each, protesting my remaining flesh

And I am only a heart that can rivet a pale:



I thought I could stay for eternity, shimmered between her delicate fingers;

Her bosom is mild

Her stench, fresh and refined with a concoction: citrus, green, dianthus,

heliotrope, sandalwood and the musk of armpits.

It smears everywhere in my house, wardrobes, bathroom.

Her eyes glisten the groping shanties,

Her chocolate skin defies the sun.



Then I met her, an ignition of my throbs

She mirrors a surrogate devotion

Before, I thought them could have never been a copy

But she is the authentic broth, immersed with purity.

She beams a mush of patchouli, coriander, star anise and incense.

Her body, diced in a coke bottle

She walks in beauty, like stars at the fringe.

I thought I could stay in bliss, shimmered between her faint bust;

Never to go back, but anywhere I go, she goes.



But am breathless, astray, adrift the wilds

Which pale should I ferry,

Where should I eddy; the two rills are blotting my shine.

Heads are silencing my pulse

Which heart must I carry

To coo together in the prairie



Must I take a sabbatical and erode into time

I love her first, but her subtle voice towers mine

Then I love her, but her songs negate the holy cooing of the first dove.



Must I be suicidal, maybe I could fetch the gypsy

Whose minute of love will wax the confusion.

I will imbibe the toxic concoction,

I will trade for a sabbatical

And choose to learn how to love you.


2 thoughts on “A Sabbatical”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s