Word Collab Poetry: Saturation by K Weber


before we sour or go ruined or before 
we reach the waterfront, i crane 
my neck to notice your haircut.

you decide we haven’t rekindled
or emerged anti-fragile
until my eyes acknowledge the nape.

i count seconds, breath-held, taking
only cues from your countenance
as you assess my intent.

it’s a seagull’s day: flight hurriedly
hovers over trash cans and your hands
are ghostly despite the sun.

your veins’ tepid estuary and the skin 
under your skin under my skin leave
each pulse as crumb to distract.

our pathways are like leftovers 
in argument without witness and you 
ensnare without word or net.

no sanctuary at this calm, stark rock
as our bodies long to plunge but settle, 
propped against, and not warmed upon.

we are riparian here at our most physical
as we are the ecology of fixed eyes 
looking forward together over the river.

we never dare to swim with the fear 
as panicked as a cat in the currents
or push with the force of a heavy door.

we need to scan for home and i know
the scrumptious selfishness 
of the bliss of alone.

no elixir can fix the throat of the bird
singing our secrets over a pier 
or within a palace.

Poem from K Weber “Lullabye for Christie” inspired by the Dirty Three 

Poetry by K Weber : Untitled, Freelance Patient, Support System, Observation

BIO: K Weber is an Ohio poet. She has self-published 6 free online poetry book projects in PDF and audio formats for over a decade. Her forthcoming digital collection: A SUM OF OUR POETIC PARTS: VOLUME 1 will be released in 2022 and features more of her poems that incorporate words donated by others!  All of her projects, her writing and photography credits, and more at her website: http://kweberandherwords.wordpress.com

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By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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