{En Pointe}

..

Have we not grown
tired of tiptoeing,
….grown weary of
tiptoeing around the truth,
of toeing the line,
truth be told, of tiptoeing through
lines of tulips and terror,
……….through holding our breath.

Tear {or time} me a petal, love,
breath in a crimson fluttered spill.
……Love in full hue,
spilled around our bare
hewn feet. Complete the loop;
bare me your soul and
loop it through these stems
and sing me something. The sky
stems loose in significant blue.
Sky cracked wide open, we
blew it true north, where
….we could collect our shoes,
where we would splay our feet full.
Shoe me a sun, a moon
full of something more than
mooning man and tiptoed steps, more
than far-flung stars,
more than a crescent smile
…………….startled in its morning dew.

………Smile, Love.
Do you know me? Let’s learn to
love our toes, our woes, tiptoe
to the brightest corners of ourselves,
{tiptoe} through the flowers, the hours,
selves shed and steeped and solid. The world is
……………………………..ours.

..

Prompted by OctPoWriMo, day 26, where we’ve been offered a variation of the Loop poem. I’ve varied it slightly further. 😉 

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11 Responses to {En Pointe}

  1. paper sea says:

    “of tiptoeing through
    lines of tulips and terror”

    “a moon
    full of something more than
    mooning man and tiptoed steps, more[s]”

    “Do you know me? Let’s learn to
    love our toes, our woes, tiptoe
    to the brightest corners of ourselves”

    These are my favorites.

    • paper sea says:

      The squigglied parentheticals say this to me: “Pen Point (as opposed to “pinpoint”) ore-time tiptoe.” LOL. Well it speaks to me, anyway. 🙂

      “Write about the heavy tiptoe,” in other words.

  2. What a gorgeous love song! Exquisite.

  3. The first stanza is so powerful it’s a beautiful poem all by itself!

  4. I agree with Angela about the first stanza. Funny how we tiptoe, not wanting the truth but wanting it at the same time. A terrible spot to be in.
    But I love how you ended it on a positive note!

  5. Candy says:

    a beautiful loopy live poem 😉

  6. Grace Black says:

    Oh, this! I had to read this one several times. The flow and word choice is spot on here. Lovely!

  7. Yes, “let’s tiptoe to the brightest corners of ourselves! ” Lovely!

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