Cold… tight hands lift..

Hair wrung…pulled through fingers.

Fallen fabric at the ankle…

Toes on tips and stretched..heels up..

Tight calves…long,  straightened high

Tucked and tilted under neck

….tugged thin pieces of skin… bitten between teeth..

Tasting every space.


a flash of time..

a flicker of light

suspended in Now..

the moment

a float

a hover

a jolt

you and me..                      just us two…

Blushed, Flushed….Berried


………….Ruby chin…stained from my lipstick.

Silver wrought iron post… smudged from your grip.

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Mantra Lotus (28 Posts)

"I Float".. I Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..ain't nobody got nothin' on me." I Float with iridescent blue wings.. high on top of purple dust..low to the oceans floor. I spin and whirl, wallow and sink. I am who I am, only because it's who I've been blessed to be. All-knowing and nothing. I knew you long before YOU knew you. Plugging USB cords to the universal cipher, I stay lit. I do what I do, simply because I DO IT. I love, hurt, bleed, laugh, cry, dance. F up, F down, (sideways and on my knees). I pray for forgiveness, and sleep on books of ancestral secrets. I love life because "it's" mine. I want bliss, happiness, joy, and "The love of my life", but I face reality that I may have to settle for the fattest, funkiest, avocado, soy burger and wheat-grass juice. "I Float"..Not fast. Not slow. Just enough for (YOU) to stay with...(ME). Mantra (Writer, Poet and Artist from The Greater St. Louis Area)


  1. I read this twice.. just to savor it. :) Nice work.

  2. Anya

    I really enjoy the way you detail these moments and experiences. Very impressionistic and often devastating, but always powerful. :)

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