I Wish (1)

I wish

My soul

Spoke

As poignantly

As yours

 

I wish

Colors

Became

Tapestries

In my eyes

As they do

For you

 

I wish

I spoke

With a

Velvet tongue

Like you

 

I wish

The skin

I’ve lived in

Wore so

Poised

As yours does

 

But under

The weight

Of scars

My skin

Has grown

Tougher

Thicker

Too worn

And

Rebuilt

To flesh out

Such lovely

Silk

As yours

 

I wish

I knew

More

Than I do

About life

 

I wish

My fingertips

Brushed

Delicate

Thoughts

Like yours do

 

Slipping

Down

Strands of

Hair

Ever so

Purposefully

Highlighting

Insights

That speak

To my

Bones

Warm

The hollows

Behind

My ribcage

 

Connect

So fully

To my

Soul

 

So beautiful

So vital

My shadow

Weeps

 

I wish

 

But I

Am clumsily

Navigating

Life

 

Plucking

At truth

Before

Falling

Headfirst

Into it

 

Wobbling

On Bambi legs

Running

To learn to

Walk

 

Chest throbbing

With the

Fire

Others

Set Aside

 

I wish

I knew

How to

Suffer Well

 

 

by Daphne Shadows

 

AFTERNOTE

This is not a poem to or about a lover.

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “I Wish (1)

  1. Anonymous

    Such poignant emotion. Keep writing please!

  2. Aww that’s beautiful. Glad to see you found someone to make you happy. GL spaz!

  3. Gwen Hardage-Vergeer

    Beautiful and poignant poetry, my friend! Keep writing! And I hope I see you again some day (I’m a Friday attender now…) Love, Gwen

  4. So beautiful this poem. I wish I had your creativity I wish

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Ms. Shadows,

    Every word you write speaks to me. And to many others, I am sure. Please keep sharing your heart & soul with us. You always make me pause, and think and reflect, in a very wonderful way. I want the world to know you are HERE!

    Paola Farer, Denver, CO

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