On Writing

Poem 248 – Write a poem about friendship, she says

Write a poem about friendship, she says

I kiss her forehead then her cheek
Her skin is so soft my lips confuse it with heaven
Her eyelids hold the red of recent tears

Friendship brings waters of one-ness to tsunami
It is a wild natural phenomenon that hurts
proportionately to its healing

It is a labyrinth of discovery
twisted with paradox

Friendship is a phantom limb
another organ – a second heart and a third skin

It is of the self
beyond the self
entirely utterly essential

Friendship is a lighthouse – a beacon
an intentional navigation aid for
each hour’s coastline
and it is also the boat and the weather

I kiss her forehead again
then her cheek
sometimes friendship is confusion
heaven spits colours that can make you cry

2 thoughts on “Poem 248 – Write a poem about friendship, she says

  1. yes. ❤

    On Mon, 6 Sept 2021 at 00:05, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Write a poem about friendship, she says I kiss > her forehead then her cheekHer skin is so soft my lips confuse it with > heavenHer eyelids hold the red of recent tears Friendship brings waters of > one-ness to tsunamiIt is a wild natural phenomenon that” >

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