11/17/13

The Thinker's Cure

red lips isolated in white

When you're eaten up with things to do
When elegant brilliance leaves
hungers unfilled
When your heart has a head cold

I want to be a naughty smile

Sneaking up on you
getting wedged between
contemplations of
immaculately empty dreams
and
risk-analysis of ascending trusts


making you
lose your lists
of logistical etceteras
get lost
in the sway of hips
beating like a rhythmic sea
against reality's shores

Unraveling dark-knit ponderings
one lick at a time
erecting a problem-solution
to clear your head
in the sweep of saucy tide
swallowing sorrow

And then I want to be...

that last drop
trembling
on the corner
between
naughty and Your smile

~Nara Malone

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19 comments:

  1. Heart with a head cold..can relate..i love the almost subliminal imagery inserted (so to speak) throughout..good to see you back at Sunday Scribblings..

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  2. Oh this is really good...hot and cool... really worth reading..

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  3. ha. hot. i def need that kind of distraction when the world is crashing in on me...the to do list...i came face to face with that stress last week...def coulda used that...smiles.

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  4. Nice. I like it. Sensuous and very well-penned. :-)
    -HA

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  5. this was made more sensual by your avoiding the explicit and embracing the subtle --
    nicely done

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  6. loved the teasing sensuality of this poem..the delicious invitation to awaken from the mundane..expertly done

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  7. The best way to be, screw all around you, just screw around lol

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  8. I'm thinking of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing here! Nice conjur.

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  9. I enjoyed this. I love the idea of becoming that naughty smile that disrupts the work that has to be done and brings pleasure in its place!! Cleverly contrived!

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  10. You used "lick," "erecting," "head," and "swallowing" all in the same stanza, and never became nearly as explicit as a Viagra commercial on prime-time network TV. That's craft!

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  11. haha....oh not a bad way at all to defeat stress you know...swallowing sorrow...made me smile... it certainly gives some good relief..smiles

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  12. I enjoyed the tone of your poem! "making you lose your lists of logistical etceteras" - very clever and effective line!

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  13. Whoa! This is hot! LOL@ I love the words: heart with a head cold. LOL!

    I am a belly dancer attempting flamenco. I find such music in these words, and that always attracts me to poetry.

    Very nice.

    Lady Nyo

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  14. Several unique phrases--particularly like the imagery of "dark-knit ponderings...."

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  15. Loved this-- just delicious! lol I don't know if it's because I'm also a belly dancer, but I agree with Lady Nyo-- the line "heart with a head cold" completely undid me. ;)

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  16. Clever writing, Nara - and who could resist an offer like that?

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  17. Love the passion in your words. How fun to be someone's distraction, right? Or to have someone to do the distracting :)

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