Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love, Thy Enemy

Love, thy enemy came to borrow
sugar, the soft of my skin,
and a seed from the tree of tongues.

I gave him sonnets,
the nape of my neck,
and a second glance

that he'll return tomorrow.

For Kerry's prompt at Real Toads

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you do know how to end my day!! And no one does it better!!

Jazzbumpa said...

tree of tongue seeds sprouted
all they give him is sass

sonnets - so 19th century

but sugar and the nape

those things will bring him back

cheers
jzb

Susan said...

Oh, if only!
The return, I mean.
(Your poems feed me.)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Loved this MZ! And the second glance!

Sioux said...

Okay, Shay has a new book out.

How 'bout you?

(Lovely poem by the way...)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You ALWAYS knock it right out of the park!!!!! Good one!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You ALWAYS knock it right out of the park!!!!! Good one!

Björn Rudberg said...

I think a return is inevitable .. that's the right lure..

Gillena Cox said...

luv the awesome imagery of this short piece

Happy Valentines 2015


much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is so subtle: the poison and the apple. So good.

Fireblossom said...

Clever, how you worked that opening.

hedgewitch said...

Amazing what one comma can do, and one second glance. Beautiful, sensuous and serpentine, MZ.

manicddaily said...

Ha--so clever--agree with all the comments--glad he got the sugar. k.

Hannah said...

Oooo!! A Sevenling!! One of my favorite forms and you rocked it MZ!!

Camilla said...

Borrowing the soft of your skin? What delicious imagery. I'm sure your neighbor will come back often. The tree of tongues is stunning, as is the fact that you only gave him a seed. That, of course, makes me think of making a baby.

Margaret said...

Girl, what you do with commas and a turn of phrase! Just so darn clever this poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

"a seed from the tree of tongues" I love that! Yes, clever as always. :)

Helen said...

Sugar and sonnets, the nape of a neck ~~~ delicious stuff.

my heart's love songs said...

wow, Kelli! your poetry is absolutely stunning!!! love this!

blueoran said...

if we'd only get the instructions right, if we'd only heard it right! (Like those distant guys in the crowd at the Sermon of the Mount in "The Life of Brian" who thought the Savior said, "blessed are the cheesemakers.") Do we pair up with our opposites because we thought we were supposed to love our enemies? Bedding down with love's enemy? Or are the subtle and real worlds perforce that different?

Mark Kerstetter said...

"seed from the tree of tongues" --Love that. And yeah, the commas.

grapeling said...

perfect ~