poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Air inbetween
sShelled

mounted lip's chapped and sliced
 1
with the imprint of your gnawing
 2
nervous hesitations,
 3
an idle mind
 4
the pouty intrigued expression
 5
Skin like feather,
 6
my mind an indelible pleasure
 7
for being so close to your self inflicted scars
 8
and the quick self-conscious smearing of worn down lip-gloss
 9
which label illustrates nothing medically helpful
 10
but seems to believe sparkles will be an improvement
 11
will be an service to you and your needs
 12
 
 
So, little flecks of light illuminating off miniscule confetti
 13
carried on the driest and most fragile of skins
 14
flies off your gleaming lips to the cheek,
 15
to your frowning eyelids
 16
 
 
stealing all the important places I have yet to look.
 17
 
 
Lifting you into this tiny impressionable chaos of shattered hopes,
 18
as though you are in a dream and this fantasy is melting through your pores...
 19
But to me
 20
it only slices your face into areas of interest;
 21
Perhaps I'd fancy a lip or more an nostril or even an eyebrow?
 22
perhaps, I shouldn't ignore your longing, your relentless hopes, needs and pulls
 23
Perhaps this is a calling...
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But as the light dimishes and only your black figure remains
 25
I can still reach my arm out and tenderly press my finger to find skin flakes drifting on to it.
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