Bare

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Night falls and the stars rise.

The warm dusk fades into dark, a single seamless brushstroke. The air is chilly and crisp now, just a hint of soft caramel wafting through.

In my mind, you are standing in the centre of the chaos, though perhaps that is only a reconstruction.

The night seems to fade out from you, as though you’ve leeched the colours of this world and captured it within your soul.

 If this world were a kaleidoscope, you would be the momentary confluence of the reflections, the point at which everything ends and begins. 

When my eyes catch on you, this muddled life settles into place, like a lens coming into focus, pieces of a puzzle that finally click. 

You are the apex of my sphere, the cornerstone of my being. Underneath your gaze, I am grounded, yet flying; shackled, yet free.

You are the echo of a tune that I have never heard, and it both bewilders and enchants me. You are the fleeting recollection of my dreams: fading, fading, as I scramble to imprint it into memory.  

You are the only thing I crave, the sole want of my life.

So take my hand, and I promise you art. You will be the canvas of my prose. I’ll dip my pen into the ink of your eyes, and engrave myself onto your heart. 

Let me take your breath away with the heat of my passion. I want to taste that infinite second between life and death before I breathe air back into you.

Let me plant a smatter of kisses within the most intimate chambers of your soul. I’ll watch them bruise and bloom with the flush of desire. 

Let me stop your heartbeat with a flick of my hand and hold- waiting a moment too long- before blood whooshes back into your aching veins.

Let me squeeze my fingers around your throat, and gaze into your eyes as their lustre fades. The light that you once clasped would leak out from you, and gush into me. 

I’ll press a single finger to the kaleidoscope of your world and watch the delicate glass crack, a spiderweb of a fissure making its way across your life.

I’ll watch your world slowly crumble, tremors advancing inwards, until there is nothing left. But you. 

You are clasped in the palm of my hand; I am the only air you can breathe, the only stimulus for your heartbeat. 

I am the only light in your eyes, the only voice that will soothe your cries. 

My blood mingling with yours, we are one flesh, one world. Mi casa es tu casa. And what is yours is mine also. 

You are stripped away, of everything that once shielded you.

No light.

No colour.

Only You.

Bare.


Photo by Jilbert Ebrahimi on Unsplash

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  1. tjtoffolo says:

    Just WOW! 🌸

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  2. But is there an Alex to a sphere? Love the concepts and pics in my mind as I read.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked it! ❤

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  3. Triple-S says:

    Beautiful imagination

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  4. Interesting. No masks or disguises. Just bare.

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  5. Ashwini.B says:

    The description you weave is amazing!!⚘

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    1. Thank you, Ashwini! ❤️

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  6. You hv written all your post excellent is the only word. All post close to the heart and mind and lv impact on soul.

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  7. Piyali says:

    Beautiful imagery! Loved the descriptive writing.

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  8. Edd Heathman says:

    God, this is so beautiful!

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    1. Pleasure is mine dear..Do check my blogs and share love ❤

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  9. Wow! Intensely passionate. Lovely and spine-tingling!

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  10. Inspired by music says:

    Fuck you John!

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  11. Talia Weeks says:

    Wow I love this!!! ❤️

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  12. lynyo says:

    The powerful images gambling on some sort of chaos!! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! ❤

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  13. OMGosh, that was beautiful! You are such a talented writer!

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    1. Thank you so much, Priscilla! That means a lot. And hope you have an amazing 2019! ❤

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  14. Anand Bose says:

    The metaphors used are so unique, so enchanting. Anand Bose from Kerala

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    1. Thank you so much, Anand! Glad you liked it. Hope you have an amazing 2019! ❤

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  15. Stirring and achingly beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Madhuri! Hope you have an amazing 2019! ❤

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    2. Thanks and hope you a beautiful 2019 too Natalie. Love your work. Keep writing. ❤️

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    1. Thank you. That means a lot. Hope you have an incredible 2019! ❤

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    2. A. Nonymous says:

      Likewise! May your ember grow brightly within the night silent.

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    3. Absolutely loved it. SImple, but poignant. Looking forward to reading more from you! ❤

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  16. mywritings21 says:

    Wonderful piece of creation!❤️

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  17. Thoughts Ville says:

    What a piece❤! Beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you liked it ❤

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  18. JK says:

    Your words take me to a different place. I am a simple man and to me, this is Luxury. WOW!

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. ❤

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  19. Daniel Kemp says:

    Loved it 🙂

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    1. Thank you! ❤️

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  20. Beautiful! I can relate it to so many people, even my faith! Thank you!

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    1. Glad you liked it! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!<3

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    2. It would be hard not to comment!

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  21. Jerry Peri says:

    I’m breathless! Powerful words…!!!

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    1. So glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!<3

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  22. You have such a way with words I find comfort in you work! ❤️🙏🏾

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    1. That means a lot to me. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! ❤️

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  23. The development of the theme, via imagery here – from lushly evocative (I thought of the Song of Songs) to the darkening of that love to a murderous obsession – made this poem a stand out for me. It follows the logic of an all-encompassing love to arrive at its dark&troubling heart. Such love is always about possession and about the self’s right to love, advanced here as the speaker’s ability to speak of love with such arresting imagery, depth, and passion. The love seems true and beautiful – until it isn’t – until the speaker has her hands around the throat of her beloved. Like Cathy in Kate Bush’s song based on the novel Wuthering Heights. She wants to grab her beloved’s soul away. Nice. Very nice.

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    1. Strangely fulfilling, almost chilling, to hear your thoughts being spoken by someone else. Like an odd sense of deja-vu, almost. I could have sworn that this was the exact thought that ran through my head when I wrote the piece.

      Moments like these are what make all those hours of tearing your hair out over that one sentence that just won’t come out worth it. Thank you.

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  24. Mr Nothing says:

    Totally incredible!
    Poetry leading the words along the precipice of beauty and divinity, plummeting at the edge of reality into attrition.
    Thanks of course too for reading ‘talking lines’ at my https://nothingcluelesslost.com

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    1. It was my pleasure. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave such a beautiful comment. It means a lot ❤

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  25. It’s been a while since my inactive state. I have a question for you whom I might considered a veteran blogger. Do you have any tip on how to get more comments or feedbacks on a blog website instead of getting more Likes?

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    1. Unlike views and likes, I think feedback is the only factor that is directly influenced by your writing. People will comment if they are inspired or touched by what you’ve said. That’s really all there is to it. On the other hand, you can make it easier for readers to read your post by using shorter paragraphs, readable writing, etc.

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    2. Thanks you for the tips!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon.

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  26. Pixie Wayne says:

    Goosebumps!!! You are so talented!!!

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    1. Thank you, Pixie. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  27. reftbp says:

    Reblogged this on Nuggets and commented:
    Picture walking in a desolate place, suddenly you see something sparkling so radiantly that you run to it, and you discover it’s a gold nugget, from this moment you know you’ve discovered real treasure. That’s exactly what happened to me upon reading this writing.

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    1. That means so much to me, more than I could ever express. Thank you.

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  28. The Wizard says:

    Did you take this pictures?
    They are beautiful

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    1. I’m afraid not: my artistic talents extend only upto the written kind… all the photos are from Unsplash and I’ve linked to the photographers below each piece.

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    2. The Wizard says:

      Ohh! By the way both the writing and pics are beautiful

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    1. Modern day Romeo and Juliette. Good.

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  29. Exquisite piece of writing. In fact all your posts are filled with immense intensity and vivid imagination. I also like the format of blending prose with poetry which is something unique. Your work stands out in every aspect. Creativity at its best.

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    1. Thank you so much, Raza. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my work. This truly means a lot ❤

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  30. A.C. says:

    I love to see, and feel your words. Awesome!

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  31. Sensual, sublime and supreme thoughts and words. I want Indians to look at a blog post of mine about Doordarshan days. I’ve written a post on changing times. Check it out Here

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  32. pialeanna says:

    I just found you, and I’m really glad I did. The elegance with which you paint haunting images, wow!

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad it resonated. ❤

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  33. Very nice verse Natalie. Nice blog site too. Peace.

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  34. blossomd says:

    Wow!! Looking forward to read a lot more…… 😆

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  35. reftbp says:

    This piece filled me with so many emotions. It stirred raw passion, sprinkled with a longing for connection. Thank you so much for sharing

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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  36. Hummingbird says:

    This scared me, I will honestly say. But the way you weave words, it truly speaks to me. I believe I am a fan now. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m delighted to hear you’re enjoying my work ❤

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    1. Thank you, Vivek.<3

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