Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Monday, October 02, 2006


OVERTAKEN

I cook the earth with my thighs
Graze my curtains with a leopard mask
I intend to find myself a home to rest
My neck and original sins
I am too visible to zookeepers who
Hope to attract me to their sexual pilgrimage
Their chorus line is filled with a ten-foot high Bronx Zoo
Their yellow smile shines with blind reliance

I hold back the fruits Mom gave with sweet charity
I sucked her marrow like a dog
And became her brilliant ballerina
With the broken ankle
My swollen toes swirl with sad laughter
Mom tells me the beauty of many dishes
Lies in the caviar served richly
Wonderfully
Should be eaten with permission
What remains to be seen
Should remain unseen
I repeat her words in my mind
But I race with lust
Ignore her plea
Undress with willingness
With a conquest to kill
To numb the rhythm of pain
To caress the pools of wilted petals
Found on my accented breasts

The earth now a virtual fireplace
Flickers my inner turmoil in a meatpacking district
I fill my belly with mojitos
To prolong the life I am scheduled to end
Without sound
© 10/2006 by C. Delaleu

14 comments:

Joy said...

WOW, I AM AMAZED! This is incredible, you create so many pictures! I love it!!!!! :)

SLUMP FACADE said...

Again, brilliant!!!

This is my favorite part,"I sucked her marrow like a dog And became her brilliant ballerina With the broken ankle My swollen toes swirl with sad laughter Mom tells me the beauty of many dishes Lies in the caviar served richly Wonderfully."

Where have you been?

Delaleuverses said...

Thank you Joy for the visit

Slump Facade i've been recuperating from writers' block :) and i'm still fighting it now, thanks for the visit

TequilaGuy said...

Beautiful!! And, yes, I missed you!

Now I know what my problem is.

Scott said...

Always a pleasure to see what you are putting out there. Thanks for sharing.

Scott

fallen angel said...

DAG! when you come back, you dont play around huh? that picture is sensual as hell too! :-)

Deb said...

you have a wonderful way with imagery and sensuality. beautiful!

Phoenix said...

this was beautiful!

amiamazing said...

thank you for visiting...I write like I paint and just let things flow...

peaceness

constance said...

I've missed reading your poems :) This is as 'brilliantly' worded as ever!

iron said...

some powerful poetry here, mama. i'm am now an official fan!

Amber said...

It's been awhile since I dropped by, but I am happy I did, and found this. Another amazing piece. Your talent for poetry is so powerful! You speak with such a woman's voice...

:)

Amber said...

I wish you would do the Sunday Scribble. I know a lot of people woudl love to be turned on to your words. You can find the link on my blog, if you want to check it out.

:)

urban butterfly said...

Wow...how do you do it? Beautiful imagery!