Emily Vasquez


Sinful Nature - Poem by Emily Vasquez

I.
Charm and wit establishes
her skill of manipulation:
A scripted tale of past years,
long pauses of thought
to leave victims lingering,
clutching tight to mystery.
The quick moment of power and control
is instant gratification,
and the bloody aftermath
of swollen eyes
and salt-stained pillows
will try to be avoided, forgotten.
It remains rooted in her nature:
Love, a hell.
Vengeance, a sanctuary.

II.
Wrapped in your cigarette smoke,
I'll spit out my heart
and toss it on your ankle
like a hacky-sack,
beating to the rhythm,
the motion of our bodies.
I embrace the hot sting;
I know afterwards you'll
kiss away my watercolor tears.
With interlocked fingers
you drive me to bodily seizures:
a precursor to my euphoria
I've yet to reach.

III.
Your light musk
embedded inside me,
constantly whirring
in my lungs.
I never wanted it
to escape,
but I puffed it out
when a train rode
over my chest
and when sensory deprivation
for the future kicked in.
You peeled your skin open,
let me delve in your mind.
I opened my mouth
to spew acid over you
and warped the dreams
roaming inside you.
I wish I hadn't,
In a few years
when life's dwindled down
I'll want that musk again.
It's just that,
commitment came knocking
when I was busy in the shower.


Comments about Sinful Nature by Emily Vasquez

  • Susan Williams (1/9/2016 6:34:00 PM)

    Well-written with many unique and fresh descriptives that paints the picture for your readers- I am particularly thinking of these:
    Wrapped in your cigarette smoke,
    I'll spit out my heart
    and toss it on your ankle
    like a hacky-sack,
    and
    In a few years
    when life's dwindled down
    I'll want that musk again.
    It's just that,
    commitment came knocking
    when I was busy in the shower. (Report) Reply

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  • Manonton Dalan (1/9/2016 2:03:00 PM)

    yes there are people skillful
    in twisting your heart to their
    satisfaction and yet..you miss
    them... maybe they're different
    that what's make them wanted. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/9/2016 4:37:00 AM)

    Charm and wit establishes
    Her skill of manipulation.
    Beautiful expression. (Report) Reply

  • Sankha Subhra Nayak Sankha Subhra Nayak (9/15/2013 3:01:00 PM)

    Really verry verry good! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013


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