You shift
Change shapes
Unexpected is expected
A nip, a sip, a tip
call out the shapeshift

Soft – radiant – tender;
smooth, gentle curves
The only edge to be found
a sharp twinkling eye

Bristled – frigid – harsh;
rough jagged edges
Precipitous. Dangerous.
The twinkle replaced by fuzziness
Gentleness unfound

Avoidance, and detachment
thwart most injury
but a wound remains open
to bleed over the pain


Linking up with Velvet Verbosity. Word of the week – “Radiant”


9 comments on “Shift

  1. I love the play between tension, softening and finally surrender of emotions in this poem.


  2. Ah, the shape shifter. If only they would wear a label. 😉

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  3. John Yeo says:

    A shapely well constructed poem~ Nice work~ 🙂


  4. Tara R. says:

    I really liked the cadence to this, I can hear an almost angry tenor to it.


  5. Lance says:

    Love the feel of this


  6. […] is a companion piece, and the final in three poems. The first is Shift and the second, […]


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