About the Poem
This is my way of telling the one I love, that he is not another teenage mistake. He has healed all my mental wounds and bound me to him for life, with the unbelievable strength of love.
He has made me, reborn.
|You ask me if I love you,
Then you suck the lips off my face
And chew on the delicacy of their maroon creases.
'Body shop' lipstick, no. 12;
The taste of compact slabs of cherry.
This cheap adolescent disguise has guided me through all
I left it on the edge of plastic vodka glasses and blood smeared mirrors,
On the foreskins of Greek men,
And finally, on all your cliched perfume soaked letters.
Now it is in your mouth, your throat, your stomach.
You have swallowed my teens and all those fermented mistakes.
The ones I danced into blind,
Fumbling for an urgent exit
In whitewashed jeans and tobacco coated pockets.
All the words that flew out and assaulted
Steve, Damien, Kieren, Gary, Ben
(and all the others my high tech brain has crashed out and deleted),
Have left open wounds in my voice box,
gauged by their barbed wire font.
But as you savor the many varied tastes of my existence,
I can feel my insides frantically stitching and nursing
my pubescent cuts and bruises. Healing in seconds.
Now I am your fetus and everything is warm.
You feed me with a mother's strength and make me reborn,
Without all these zits and misadventures.
My new born 'Halleaugh' scream, realized from sterilized lungs
will be pristine, no lipstick stains in sight.
The answer to your question is
"Yes, Yes, Yes! "
Yes, I love you.
YOUR PURPLE MECHANICAL PALMS,
THAT AT NIGHT SOFTEN LIKE CHOCOLATE IN THE SUNLIGHT
AND MELT INTO MY THIGHS.
YOUR HEAVY TORTURED EYES, YOUR LAUGHTER
AND THE WAY YOU INHALE YOUR MARLBORO.
Yes, Yes, Yes.
I swirl out of your anesthetic
With a bacon rind for a belly button
And that's my first word,
A singular syllable.
I can turn the lens until my eyes are in focus,
And you, my surgeon, become my mother.
"Your adolescence has been successfully removed.
The operation was beautiful, wonderful,
Just fine. "
My log in word is 'You'.
That is all I remember.
I am a blank canvas, a cut- price jotter pad, an overflowing biro.
Write all over me.
Scrawl your name in my razor sharp armpits,
In my louse- free hair, my eyelashes bulging with years of mascara.
Practice your joined up handwriting on
My Mound of Venus and the folds of my labia;
Magenta pink and bald.
I am your Frankenstein,
but I promise not to fail.
I will get top marks in my oral stage, my anal stage
And all the others I don't remember,
Because we hit the doodle stage in class.
With you, I will grow old and withered
And our tree roots will be dangerously entwined with time.
We will become soil once again and make love amongst the worms.
'Yes' will be always be my answer, my mantra.
You will always be my host, my vessel;
A place to store my happiness and tears.
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34 Visitor Comments
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This poem really moved me . . . captures the essence of young love in all its terrible glory
I took a while to figure out the sex of the authur but she showed very strong commitment to womanhood. I think being a male or a woman in this day and age can can be very challenging and this piece is very much appreciated
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beautiful...much thought can be noticed... the pain was excrutiating, the feelings deep, the love sincere, an excellent work!
You have really made me feel younger at heart again.I think I can stillgive someone a chance into my life again.You have shown me the other side of life.Keep up the good work and you are Best!
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i am speechlesss!!!
I am not a poet just one of great appretiation for those who can make words come alive, still i do try occasionally. I think this poem is very descriptive and very realistic and so very beautiful. It tells a very relatable story, one that is in the same just as sweet as she proclaims.
I have been through alot with men alot of ups downs being used or using myself.I have now regained my self respect and confidence because of my boyfriend.which i love very much and this poem hits a nerve because it reflects my life past and present.It had tears bubbling up in my eyes.Real poets can do that to people.Thank you mimi now i know im not alone in my past.
I'd write comments here, but I'm speechless from the raw honesty and realistic beauty of this poem. Never conform!
I loved it I understood every word I have been there before
This has to be one of the most stunning poems I have ever read. It is so realistic to us young women who were no angels as teenage girls. Fabulous!!
like your style!
Amazing. I feel like the words came straight from my own heart.
very visual and real
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