Remote

Here in solitary velvet dark,

breathing slow, feeling the last

remnants of your scent tingle and pulse.

I sprawl under sheets

grown cold and too much space.



A hole in one wall, a screaming memento of

excessive passion, your moans echo in my mind.

Love was our emotional Gibraltar,

so we would discover new kinds of ecstasy instead.



Now this abode is a black hole for new emotions,

I am a ghost in my own life, walking next to your

memory. When I leave, these dreams of you still

cling to me like smoke. Quit calling, quit coming around.



I remember the day you left me, blue eyes deep as the

Atlantic, stormy, and flashing. Your raven black hair falling

across your face as your hand fell across mine. Red hot fury

erupting from our mouths as we screamed.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

This is tragic in a lovely way. I voted this up and beautiful. :)


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CM Sullivan 5 years ago from California Author

Thank you E. I really appreciate that, :)


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

amazingly beautiful. leaves me a bit hollow, but in a good way. make sense? i always do without doing so. i loved this.


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Jennuhlee 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

"I am a ghost in my own life, walking next to your

memory. " Wow! How do you do it? This is so great! I love the way your described the hauntings of a bad break up, So often do the exes force themselves into you mind byt calling and showing up when you're just trying to get over them. But the birght side is you wrote an amazing poem about it!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Such a sorrowful beauty...


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CM Sullivan 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you BeyondMax.


Bethany 3 years ago

And you said your poetry wasn't that great.

This is so passionate and heartbreaking. You have a great talent CM.


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CM Sullivan 3 years ago from California Author

Thank you Bethany ;)


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Courtneyellyse 3 years ago

What you write evokes emotion. I don't like feeling vulnerable, but your writing makes me feel that way because I cannot stop or control the emotional reaction I have. Scary, but excellent. :)


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CM Sullivan 3 years ago from California Author

Thank you Courtney! I like being able to stir that kind of emotion in you. That's a main reason to write!


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Courtneyellyse 3 years ago

Perhaps someday I can try writing something that makes you feel better than you do now. I can't really touch your stuff though ;D


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CM Sullivan 3 years ago from California Author

I'm sure you could do much better CE, I would probably love it.

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