Earl Grey and Lamentation

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Amaranth red, the morning parts her lips stretching ever
outwards into the rich blue— always in a hurry
there are two kinds of people in the world, us and everybody else
For the love of earl grey, I poke my head out of the covers
wheatish skin disregarding the warmth of the sun
and instead typing bold words with long, slender fingers
on the iPhone screen

Like dark petals, exhaustion falls on the laminated floor
I forgot that people tag along only when it’s related to
their own means of pleasure— the internet has spoiled conversation
no longer across the table, maintaining eye contact
their actions send me deep in thought

Finally the weather matches my mood, rain soaked the ground
holds more than it can possibly endure
black currant jam, love poems and an adamant pen
I feel as though he is thumbing through my mind— viridian desire
that inspires my most wanton poetry, I could drink an ocean of him
and still be thirsty, I am on the edge of something

I cannot describe
always in a hurry, there are two kinds of people in the world
us and everybody else

 

 

Photo credits: Gerard Schlosser Painting, Pinterest

Posted for MTB: Stream of Consciousness Writing @ dVerse Poets Pub

And posted on Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Lucy says:

    I love how this involves comparisons and contrasts of different people, and how this ends with the theme of togetherness against the rest. I love those idiosyncrasies in this piece, along with the wonderful imagery you encompass such as with the iPhone screen light, and the cold imagery of the sun.

    Beautiful piece. Your writing style is immersive itself like an ocean and it’s lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lucy 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  2. A terrific topical, sensual & romantic stream, like taking a rikde through the tunnel of love. This form suits you well, as you treat us to a slice in time.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  3. Ricardo says:

    Nice flow. I like it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ricardo 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  4. Grace says:

    I hate that people forget to have a good and deep conversations with others. This is nostalgic and sweet. I love this part:

    I could drink an ocean of him
    and still be thirsty

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  5. calmkate says:

    It is a very sensual poem of contrasts, sadly how most of us think …

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Sarah Connor says:

    I loved this, Sanaa. It’s recognisably your voice, but it’s great to see you go big and expansive, like suddenly having a tiger in the room.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That is such high praise! Thank you so much, Sarah 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. Jane Dougherty says:

    Most lines of thought, especially on waking, are like this, not random but slightly off-beat and disjointed. I like it !

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  8. I like the adamant pen, and yep, it’s them and us!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by, Beverly 💄❤️

  9. Helen says:

    Really enjoyed your poem … each of the stanzas stands on its own wonderful stream of consciousness. Brava.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  10. Kerfe says:

    “on the edge of something I cannot describe”–so true of the thought process!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerfe 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  11. A great poem. Love the flow and the weaving thoughts as you realize there are really only two kinds of people in the world. Just you and me!!
    Dwight

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  12. Sanaa- your voice shines here in your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  13. Thotpurge says:

    So much to like in this poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  14. As always, I enjoy every luscious word – and the ending, which made me LOL, is perfect in so many ways!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  15. Old Egg says:

    It really is a delight to read your work Sanaa. In fact all those readers that can associate your words with similar situations in their own past will be nodding and thinking “That is a bit like me too!”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  16. dsnake1 says:

    i like it when you said it’s ‘us and them’. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  17. ooooooooooh. your poem is filled with epic phrases building up to that resonating final conclusion.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemarie 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  18. Rommy says:

    Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Pu-ehr…these all make me want to get out of bed. The husband perks up for his fancy coffee blends. But thankfully we converse over our morning cuppas. There must be a meeting of the minds and hearts for a strong relationship to be possible.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  19. Just the two of us. And Earl Gray tea. Sweetly set and told as if pulled from a dream.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  20. Chrissa says:

    This is beautiful and it sings.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  21. I love the flow and introspection of this stream. And the power of these words is stunning: “Finally the weather matches my mood, rain soaked the ground
    holds more than it can possibly endure”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Victoria 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  22. Sometimes (perhaps, even most times), everyone needs someone with whom they can be the half of the “us” that makes up “us and them”. It keeps the heart sane.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  23. Björn says:

    I like how you concluded this in a the wonderful cocoon of being two

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  24. gillena says:

    When deeply bonded, it does become us and the world. Nice one Sanaa
    Happy Sunday

    Much💝love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Gillena 💄❤️

  25. Beautiful stream of consciousness sort of writing that lets the reader peak into the mindset of the writer. Thought provoking piece and it flows

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Namratha 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  26. Them and us…so true. Morning brings its fractured thoughts and we spend the day piecing them together. Beautiful as always

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  27. I so enjoyed your streaming words, like a slice of morning lemon with tea. This line especially,
    “For the love of earl grey, I poke my head out of the covers”
    I never want to get out of bed in the morning.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alicia 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  28. It is a special time when there is only two against the world. Maybe Earl Grey smooths out the time together.
    I’m glad you have your muse to inspire you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  29. “Us and everybody else.” Stay sweet!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Priscilla 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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