Poet’s Rigmarole

Some rugged tone I breathe like air pocketing out from my nostrils
Thus it drifts out-of-bounds
Like intricate lacework flying about on a windy day
A melody orchestrates in the periphery of my mind
Resounding shreds of it past my ears
Subtle a prying draws nigh, knocking its way through my soul
Silence, a clear silence ensures

A slyly posing cripples my wit
Against such vivid a setting
My sapience leans shamefully against my harvested person
Grace it cascades, humbly gliding my collaterized epiphany
It’s a revelation of a collage of some prized memory
When I remember the bearer of this confusing continuum
A wholesome collection that she is
Her name, Natalia

She peels out of her nape
Her garments follow up her figure out from my lair
My gaze tangentially caresses her serpentine curvature
Dragging the last of my restraint with it
The heart of me stands aloof
It’s soundness melting amidst the daze splitting my virility apart
Inclination heaves out of this heart
It barrels after the pelting reality
A reality that quickly turns into a dream
A fantasy that a man contorts out of perpetuity of provincial desires
Such grows in the mind of the dreamer
The dreamer I am, a dream she is


"You Don't Say" © Dr. Regina Valluzzi

“You Don’t Say” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi


Edwin Zvada is a poet from Zimbabwe. He fell in love with poetry at a tender age. At the present moment, he is working on his first poetry book.

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