in the night,
the strength of
the grit of
the pluck of
penumbral arms envelope

in the day,
through the sheath of
past the coat of
beyond the tiers of
lashes battened fast,
phosphorescence finds

indigo voices,
distant and familiar
as childhood dreams,
purr against my throat,
carving out
where none should

the righteous logic of
the desperate duty of
the sanctified claim of
appears victorious,
it is not.

it is not
We are not

it is not
We are not

in the night,
in the day,
in the blue and the black,
i thought to tell you this.

you know
you know
you know
you know

just as
you know,
have always known
the unknowable,
the touch of
the scent of
the taste of

Β©s rogers, 19 may 2011, all rights reserved

18 thoughts on “Acantholysis

  1. katley says:

    very sensual, and very feline πŸ™‚

  2. CatGem says:

    i thank you, Katley πŸ™‚

  3. Pat Hatt says:

    Of course being me, could pick out the feline aspects right away. Love how you weaved them into your piece, very nicely done!

  4. brian says:

    is it hot in here or is it just me…carving out hope on the throat…lovely…meow

  5. Heaven says:

    Well it took me time to see the feline aspect of this.. so very creative way to spice up the post…

  6. tashtoo says:

    Meow! Thought this some very smart word weaving! Class act indeed πŸ™‚

  7. I always feel that your un buttoning my psyche somehow – that i love – style and substance – cool as it comes

    • CatGem says:

      i’m humbled, Arron — thank you

      are your writings posted somewhere? the only link i see here just takes me to your Twitter bio

  8. Great cat stuff here. And such sorrow too.

    I really liked the vertical flow of form, like a cat’s path. I should try that!

  9. love this, cute word flow, quite imaginative words.

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