Poetry

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above water
making friends with
the oddest things
learning to love life again
even with the threat
of devastation
creeping up my bones
I wonder is it possible
to survive
under less than
preferable conditions
learning to drink life
through the darkest brew
I feel cheap with
the light stuff
with all the lightness
all around me
and my darkened soul
is what I am
is what I will always be
singing in the
voice of what I will become
underwater alas
shadows of the
greater legends and
edges of the past

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gloss

soft and fluid
lava mixed with mud
I am a flame with you
unable to calm
my dying passion
in to the white I go
the pale clearness
makes it seem like
everything is possible
floating on the
hum of your breath
tasting in the air
a hint of
charcoal and sympathy
one step
breaks the sand
takes me back again

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Friends,

beautiful and
laughing
I am in light
and unafraid of
the future, the
world, my choices
these things that
give me up
to what I can not
explain, only feel
what I have here,
companions
as I stumble home
humble in my bones
relieved that I
sleep soundly
on the side of
possibility
drawn in to his flesh

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sometimes
your shadow
is enough shade
and I don’t have
to hide
in apple trees
or wade
in pools
too shallow for
drowning

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Bad Luck

Tell them these things
are tricky
let them digest it
I need more brains
less tolerance in this business
these hellish things
that are so tricky
like every day
tasting his frustrations
he’s got a girl
in his world making
love and making tears run
down his cheeks because of
those lost words
I am soluble
I know the feeling well
swallowed in the illusion
of your distance
like an elixir of lust
snapping to your acidic flare
taking down those urges
to let you know
I love you
tell them these things
are tricky
they will respond with time
and in that time the truth
that toleration pleads
with brains
like sap to a butterfly

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