Dark Eyes and a Darker Face – A Poem by Evie

Through dark eyes and a darker face, I bow to the winking moon on bent knees, and smile as fire hearths and tangerines paint the skies, and laugh when waves beckon and take and tempt, and dance to the red robins rhyme of allure, ignoring whispers that spout from the quick sly fox. Through dark… Read more »

by Evie 1 month ago

Through dark eyes and a darker face,
I bow to the winking moon on bent knees,
and smile as fire hearths and tangerines paint the skies,
and laugh when waves beckon and take and tempt,
and dance to the red robins rhyme of allure,
ignoring whispers that spout from the quick sly fox.
Through dark eyes and a darker face,
I see mirthful giggles bubble past pink lips,
and balk at sinful words that linger on sharp tongues,
and yearn the lovers embrace and caress and quarrel,
and long to bleed love right down to my exposed bones,
the closest to magic in our frail human lives.
Through dark eyes and a darker face,
I cry as dogged lines are carved into sands,
and fear when those as I,
are chained and restrained and kept,
and flinch at violent frothing words,
that claw and corrode my being,
and break as bullets pelt chests that have seen a thousand kisses. Through dark eyes and a darker face,
I greet the whispers of the wind,
and the secrets of the skies,
and welcome hummings of hearts
and the glare of doom.
We aren’t so different you and I,
We spit the same drool and bleed the same crimson.
Through dark eyes and a darker face,
Listen to me when I say,
I see the lush and cruel and delightful world, just as you.

by Evie 1 month ago