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Saturday, October 26, 2013

a pebble in the toe of my shoe


view-image.php by George Hodan  

view-image.php - by Sali Stone




a pebble in the toe of my shoe
aches
though waking my, feet slide bare on my cool satin sheet
Still - flames roar and burn in relentless, immeasurable singing, heat
Here I, sprawl - still, not safe
from the inky bend of your eyes slipping in my soul
as my parchment skin aches back through the ages since you left
this searing pain to erode, to devolve, as crumbled dried clay,
reduced to this -  
a pebble in the toe of my shoe

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17 comments:

  1. Pearl, a pebble in the toe of one's shoe can be symbolic of SO much. As always on Sunday, I enjoyed your wordle poem. Clever use of the difficult words.

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  2. Filled with yearning and ache...lovely!

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  3. ...and yet, in some grand scheme far beyond our understanding, pebbles in shoes are important...

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  4. This had the sense of a thought and feeling coming smoothly full circle like a pebble..a great metaphor..and clever use of words..

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  5. A small thing, the pebble, but makes so many things impossible.

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  6. Life can feel like point shoes or an old boot with a pebble, sometimes. Enjoyed your poem, Pearl.

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  7. Brilliant words. You really spoke to me with this one.

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  8. Hi Pearl -
    "Singing heat" - that's VERY nice. Love that line.

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  9. A small pebble can be painful indeed.

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  10. Tiny but very painful indeed! Love your turn mid-poem!

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  11. Painful memories can be so hard to lose, but when love is involved they may last a lifetime. That ballerina did well if she was so afflicted!

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  12. ...a small reminder...thoughtful poem.

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  13. It's when the pebble turns into a rock that proceeding grows difficult. Loved this, Pearl.

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  14. Brief but packed with an ache that is felt deep in the bones.

    Elizabeth

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