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Death Looking Like Love

Updated on December 12, 2019
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Many of my hubs originate from my teenage years and those past twenty. Some pieces were funny. Some were sad,.Some were down right scary.

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There I slid, undid a promise or two, then cried

A hundred vows, a broken bough, and sighed.

Fumbling, bumbling, onto swamp water's cold

Icy stares, a million eyes, my humor seemed to die.


I am but a skeleton man, no food in hand, no tears

A dream that's lost, a song silenced on my breath.

Steps that stumble, my mind is a-bumbling of deathly-fears.

My skin crawled like a snake shedding, no seed, no death.


"How soft her music sounds," a fearful heart doth cry

I dance no softer than steals the sky's frowning.

"Oh, tell me who I am," while singing to die.

She is oblivious to crying, pleading, and soul be drowning.


She plays with strings and lovely things with stardust fine

I grovel, crawl, and walk face-first knowing it is time.

All black dogs go silent, a moth dares to fly by night-time line.

Her lady fans a silken Spanish fan, smiling, just a crime.


Dusty steps cause my betrayal to seep to her home dark

Her strings bend to a forgotten solo keen.

I am no younger, but dreading a heartbeat's redding mark.

She was eighteen, I was born when I turned fifteen.


And my crusted eyes now opened, my heart barely shut into

She touches, struggles to form right words, sensible words.

I embrace such a woman, a women beyond beautiful skies

From deepest regions of sea, higher than ravens, the evil birds.


Fly long, fly higher than there is no more a higher place

Let me hold onto you, a limp body alive with sweat.

We both smile and silently phrase we've run our race.

Not hot. Not cold. Not death. But love in Asian wet.


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© 2019 Kenneth Avery

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      19 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Most expressive poetry and most thought-provoking of days gone by where it seemed love was withing grasp but slipped away

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      Devika Primić 

      19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      This poem has deep emotions and you express with deep thoughts here.

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