The flower in the wind,
The flower in the sun,
she’s dancing for the rainbows
she’s chanting to the gods
she runs circles around circles
and nothing feels like home,
she’s dancing on steel-toed stanzas
she’s soaking up the absence.
there was a boy,
there always is a boy
but this one, this one
she can’t chase from the pages of her journal
this one she can’t be done with
he’s at the window pane
he’s the flower behind her ear
he’s what fills her gap tooth.
her palms itch,
her body is torture,
so she lets her lawless limbs go
but what good comes from dancing a solo salsa
under a half-empty moon
with a fully broken heart?

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16 thoughts on “overdue

  1. Dieu says:

    Love the poem and the picture. They go so well together. 🙂

  2. Love it. The touch of “country” and “color” make this real.

  3. amarllyis says:

    Just love the last 4 lines! 🙂

  4. Hi Upile! Thanks for checking out my blog. I just started my blog last week so I’m still figuring things out. I really enjoy reading you poems, they are very well written. Good job!

  5. Oncebitten says:

    love the poem…love the ending

  6. Pawan Hira says:

    The ending line is a surprise. as it finishes a graceful dance of the moment you had. The tone is rhythmic, and it comes very good, so why should there be a fully broken heart?
    Love your words. Blessings and love. 🙂

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