Thread: Your Own Poetry
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Old March 15th, 2004, 06:20 PM   #40
kathe nichols
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I need help with this one. The metaphor/image came first, and I can't get the words right...

<u>Orbiting Desire</u>

No public fanfare,
no roar of rockets.
But somehow I boost
a payload of passion
out of your attractive field.

At a safe distance,
balanced between the urge to flee
and the need to come closer,
I circle.

Waiting for the small impulse -
the word, glance, touch -
that will start my dizzying
slide back into the well.
"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." -- Will Durant
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