The Mesmerist

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The Mesmerist

His magic is his mind
Like a beautiful garden
A fragrant intoxicant
A sensual arrangement
Of colorful fantasy
Of textured thoughts
A place to immerse yourself
To forget there is anything beyond him

When I am with him
I believe I can be
Before him life was empty
Barren as the crabapple out back
A parade of blossomless springs
Fruitless summers

And I know
I know
Gardens like him have thorns
Yet I go to him gloveless
Opening my hand
Palm up
Offering myself
Eager as an addict for a needle

~Allison Black
The Mesmerist's Tale
Copyright Nara Malone 2010

This week's Carry On Tuesday prompt is is a quote from the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
My response is through the eyes of a character in my current WIP, The Mesmerist's Tale.
Click here to see what other participants wrote.

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  1. Nara this is beautiful!

  2. gloveless hand...nice imagery...your writing is always so sensual...

  3. a piece that is full of passion and beauty.
    enjoyed reading it.

  4. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/happy-25th-anniversary-to-alan-a-poet-we-respect/

    help say hello to a fellow poet if you have a moment,

  5. This really is quite moving. Simply beautiful. Thanks for supporting Carry On Tuesday, I so appreciate it.


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