torn

i love you

both

options are appealing

to an open heart

flutter by shootings are common

in the realm of the corpuscle

this chemistry bonds souls

bristling skin’s silky hair

reminds me of the fear of love

an arrow pointed at my self

precursing the coming of the pain

measured wound open but yet healed

 

Hedge hosts Friday 55 over at Verse Escape.

13 thoughts on “torn

  1. hedgewitch says:

    This is the kind of love poem I particularly enjoy–mature, layered, and full of the juice of experience, which while its no panacea, often gives us that insight which contains a saving grace. I especially like “…flutter by shootings are common…” and the gentle, but potent close. Thanks so much for playing, Paul–have a kickass weekend.

  2. Kerry says:

    reminds me of the fear of love
    an arrow pointed at my self
    precursing the coming of the pain

    A common fear, and what unknown strength it takes to overcome the coming pain.

  3. Trådløs says:

    For me this speaks of the fear of having a new relationship after a former relationship broke apart. I think it’s important to let the wounds heal to be able to trust again

  4. hypercryptical says:

    Love is certainly wounding, even a true and mutual love…
    But if a broken heart, we try and try again, for somehow the pain seems worth it.
    Anna :o]

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