Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Poem by Barbara Sutton and Lance Sheridan

metallic thread

her soul's fabric is weaving itself with mine,
frayed ends unravel,
the strength is at its taught, solid center;

i love the metallic thread.
once, i dropped my past life
in holy water

once, i hoped it would absorb the years of loneliness.

once, she hid her love away in a drawer like a paperclip                     
that no longer held torn paper

once, she wrote poetic words
she fled to the margins,
her emotions had no choice.

she touches me now like liquid water drops
filling oak wood barrel empty,
thirsty for the breath of moisture.

her voice is in my vocal chords like polished silver, i hear the future.

once, i borrowed a pencil and she a cupcake wrapper so that we could write our first poem; it was like a magnificent lullaby,

sent us into a cleansing sleep.

we breathe the stream of poetic feelings, dancing to the rhythm of our souls; goes far deeper than words; whispers the metallic thread.

Lance Sheridan is an author and published poet. His work has been called "stunning"; "such depth, an amazing imagination." He has been interviewed by a Salisbury University Journalism major. His writing partner Barbara Sutton is a published poet. What others have said about their writing, "you send the reader on a journey through his own soul"; "symbolically thought provoking" and, "the imagery is amazing."

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