2/28/15

Broken Reason
















When fantasies jackknife your to-do lists
and longing for the aural caress of a lover's sigh
trumps need for solitude,

I'll be your reason.

When you're on your knees,
armor of business suit and spreadsheets shredded
by black satin sheets and scent of wild roses,

I'll be your reason.

When your carefully mapped journey past temptation gets detoured
by a kiss-licked trail headed south to curl your toes,
 making you forget all the reasons to say no,

I'll be the reason that un-breaks your heart.

~Nara Malone

This is my contribution for Open Link Night at dVersePoets. Drop by this evening to join the fun or to read what others wrote.

21 comments:

  1. well, my toes just curled a bit at the thought..ha....
    if only our hearts were unbroken that easy you know...
    made me smile though at the thought of having someone
    there willing to be that...

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  2. I like the refrain, I'll be your reason, smiles ~ I feel like heading south now to curl my toes, smiles ~

    Good to see you Nara ~

    Grace

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  3. That last line is a strong one. I think it would be a positive thing to be the one to unbreak someone's heart.

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  4. Can someone be the reason for me, please? ha... strong write; true love indeed

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  5. Love or lust, it matters not, for you are giver & fixer & friend & lover; thanks form this dollop of sensuality midst ISIS chaos, winter's ice embrace, partisonism, Kyle's killer, & Spock's death. Reminds me a tad of the Jack Nicholson comic Western GOIN' SOUTH.

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  6. What sweet promises..I do love that curling of the toes.. The refrain is so effective to seduce.

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  7. please, how do you not jackknife you to do list? I have to know!! :0

    in state, faithful lying

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    1. Good question, zongrik. Mine is perpetually jackknifed.

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  8. ah it's precious if there's someone to un-break the heart on those detours of life..

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  9. I also like that you offer to be the reason.

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    1. I don't like to have to 'hunt' for your poem....

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    2. Annel, you had to hunt? I posted a direct link at dVerse.

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  10. Powerful lines, Nara. I like how the addition in the last line changes the meaning so subtly.

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  11. Very sexy. I like the refrain. To be the reason for someone's healing heart must be a good feeling.

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  12. Seductive...but sweet. I love the last line! :)

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  13. Just lovely lovely lovely.
    Anna :o]

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.