HALL OF POETS:POETRY OF THE WEEK - LESLIE CAPLAN

                                  HALL OF POETS:POETRY OF THE WEEK


HALL OF POETS POETRY OF THE WEEK goes to 'This Is My Story' written by the very talented Leslie Caplan

This Is My Story

In a silvery solstice
tip of mountain
cascading powder white
rain drips and slides into
a thirst fallen and quenched

An empty wine bottle
filled with coiled copper wire
of star-like lights
wrap around my tender wrist

I’m sitting on the floor
on a burgundy rug
glass-topped and leaning against
a steel blue cloud

Breathing, I am
in and out
Intermittently catching on a tether
of just how quiet it is in here

This seeping blue chamber of alone

My eyes fall to the floor
then lift to a follow
of a trailing swirl of incense smoke
snaking the walls they rise

A pulse slow and steady
inside the drowsy hollow I curl into
like a violet eyed feline
thick with winter’s coat
and an internal purr you can only hear
when resting your ear on the under belly
of all that love for
just
being
here

There are things I might never feel again, or touch
A wispy memory sets deep now
into my caverns
the inner canal of my life story
encapsulated and released

Spoken, painted, dripped and scripted into
endless pages burned from
flame to ember to ash

Leaked
Spilled
Poured
Tasted
Ingested
Thrown up
Thrown out
Then laid down

At the altar of the river’s mouth
to swallow

This is my story

Inside the fractal of a raindrop
resting on the tip
of a honey-veined petal

Like a pearl inside a moon
Inside of blue
Inside of womb
where a song’s strum reverberates into
an acoustic melancholy
softening the edges
of me

© Leslie Caplan


Leslie Caplan
Leslie Caplan is a passionate internationally published writer and poet. As a professional Writing Coach and Editor, Leslie has an unwavering dedication to helping writers enhance, distill, create and accentuate their unique voice and story. You can reach her at www.courageousheartinmotion.com
                                       

                                         

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