Poem#14 – Skin

The prompt today comes from Shanna. The theme is “Pockets”. Although I didn’t incorporate it as a theme, I did manage to mention the word 🙂

You have
skin,
a history
a hood
like mine

and there is
a chemistry
between us

but there are the walls
paper thin at most

three degrees of
separation

art
philosophy
literature

mine is more
of a worldly thing

my Stradford upon Avon
is just up the street

a shotgun house
from which they used to sell
cocaine

my verses make fools bleed crimson
that shit that bougainvilleas
dream about

but I have never
even held a gun

yours is ocean and
pockets deep

universities bow
at your feet

I would transfer my affections
to your heart

if only you would accept
these life credits
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~ by Jacque on April 15, 2011.

4 Responses to “Poem#14 – Skin”

  1. I finally found a blog similiar to my interest. I am going to take a look at your poetry and check out your other links.

  2. well put.

    amazing poetry,

    share 1 to 3 random poems with our poetry potluck today,

    Hope to see you in.

  3. Thanks Jingle, I will definitely check it out.

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