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Pentacle

It is new, this feeling,
either from forgetfulness
or a genuine lack.
She cherishes the memory,
the feel of him, smooth skin
under dark hair,
their soft, delicate, ancient language
intermingled on dark blue sheets.
She loves the quickness,
the abandon and need
in his movements.

She loves the heaviness of him
laying atop her, keeping her pinned
to the earth, out of the memories
that make her cold and distant.

She loves all the words
that would mean nothing if you wrote them down,
but that hold all the assurance and beauty
she'll ever need from him
when he whispers them to her
in the cool shadows.

She loves the smell, the taste, the black-
and-blur images of closed-then-opened eyes,
the softness of un-weathered skin.

She loves this act,
this saving grace,
this wholly innocent, wholly ancient binding
that unites his most dearly beloved atoms
with her own.

It is the sum & total,
the closest they can get.
He is her land --
her earth, fire, water, air,
spirit --
and

she loves him.



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oracle-of-nonsense This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm
I greatly appreciate you following my work so closely. I don't really put much new stuff here, but I have an account on deviantART that I update regularly. :)
 
broken.winged.ravenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm
so i have become a stalker of your work. your poetry touches me so deeply, you kinda view things the same way i do. i'm in love with this particular one
 
Aderes18 said...
Apr. 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm
Why is your poem called Pentacle?
 
oracle-of-nonsense This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm
The pentacle represents all of nature in balance. It is the symbol of all the elements (earth, fire, water, air, and spirit) in balance.
 
Aderes18 replied...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm
OH! That makes sense!! 
 
Aderes18 said...
Apr. 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm
This poem totally sums up all the feelings that great lovers have had towards each other. I love how your poems can sum up a lot of emotions.
 
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