Regular Poem: Longing

5 Apr

Hopefully this will be the worst poem I write all month since it is quite awful.

Longing
for you now,
with such a deep, unwholesome
ache.

Discontented and yearning
like some bulb buried beneath barely
frozen soil,
straining against the frost–
or the recent memory of frost–
awakened
enlivened
stimulated
with even a brief touch of a weak ray of early spring sun–
pale and watery and filtered through heavy, wet clouds as it may be.

And I tell myself not to want you.
But I can’t not want
you
or the idea of
you
when I think of what great fun we could have together,
and I imagine myself
nestled in your bed,
whispering the joys of
you
on shuddering breaths.

I’ve longed for you for so
long.
But to what lengths would I go for you,
to caress your smoothness,
to make you hum under my fingertips,
to make you long for me?
In the long run, would we still long for each other,
after–at length–finding we have very little in common?
Yet you’ve cast a long shadow; I doubt any other would do.
At least now, when I’m still pining after you,
longing
for you.

Oh but how beautiful we would look together,
shining and red and fast and free.

And I can’t not want
you.
At long last
come to me and satiate my
(painful, protracted)
longing.

Gimme that El Camino.

Spoiler Alert: This poem chronicles my desire to own this El Camino.  No joke.  I could take it to the drive-in, and it would be perfect for hauling my bike, and I would look so good in it!  It has a tape player and cruise control!

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6 Responses to “Regular Poem: Longing”

  1. offlicted 5 April 2013 at 10:31 PM #

    I feel that way about motorcycles. 😉 Just wanted to thank you for the visit to my blog. By the way, the poem is very good.

    • TheBestofAlexandra 15 April 2013 at 12:26 AM #

      Ooh… motorcycles… I love them, too! Thanks, by the way.

      • offlicted 15 April 2013 at 7:28 PM #

        You’re very welcome. 🙂

  2. silverscreenings 6 April 2013 at 10:48 AM #

    I did NOT see that ending coming!

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