Friday, 3 September 2010



–verb (used with object)
1. to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain.
2. to worry or annoy excessively.
3. to throw into commotion; stir up; disturb.
4. a state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery.
5. something that causes great bodily or mental pain or suffering.
6. a source of much trouble, worry, or annoyance.
7. an instrument of torture, as the rack or the thumbscrew.
8. the infliction of torture by means of such an instrument or the torture so inflicted.

I will admit it:
I did hesitate
Surfing on the edge
Reason or folly
Keeping it or not
Keeping it. Or not.

It had met your lips
And I was jealous
But also your teeth
Its flesh marred, broken
Rot a breath away

It had met your lips
Its scent too haunting
Truly maddening
To be forsaken
Tormenting notion.
It going to waste

It had met your lips:
That did seal its fate.
I couldn’t let go.
I ate your apple
Your abandoned kiss
Our shared memory.

The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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Sue J said...

I like your take on this image. Nice Magpie :)

Helen said...

Wow! This is intense, creative and a very nice read.

Doctor FTSE said...

Very nice! A poem with more poems peeing out of it.

Susannah said...

I like this very much, nice writing-
'Its flesh marred, broken
Rot a breath away'

Good magpie!


Berowne said...

Beautifully written, Nathalie.

Carrie Burtt said...

Great Magpie! :-)

Brian Miller said...

very nice. i like the comparison between the biting of the apple and the step from rot...smiles. nice mag!

kathew said...

well done- I especially like
"It had met your lips:
That did seal its fate."

Lyn said...

Well done..just to be in the aura of what the lover touches..

Jingle Poetry said...

well done!

EcoGrrl said...

gorgeous - love seeing when folks go beyond the obvious...

willow said...

Lovely jealously.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes! Abandoned kiss - a vivid image.

Jinksy said...

I liked the way you placed the words on the image. The typography made them twice as effective.