From Dusk Till Dawn

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Dandelion seeds whisper your name towards the end of the day,
can you feel the mantling of the sky?
Among roots and blades of grass lies self-restraint,
why is it that the sun refuses to sleep?
My breast filled with the humid emotions of June;
what is this alchemy?
I fell in love with the way your eyelids closed.

Speak, the heart’s descending to darker depths
of meaning,
golden in its knowledge of the realm’s return to dust;
do you see the delicate way in which assassins touch machinery?
As though aware of the weight of conscience;
my apologies,
that was a dreadful misinterpretation of monstrosity;
they possess none whatsoever,
keep walking— repugnance will dry anybody’s lips,
what does increase in fahrenheit have anything to do with it?
I fire up the clouds from dusk till dawn,
my tongue abrogating sweet milk that it has tasted over the years;
it’s no longer acceptable to be immune.

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Song Choice: ZAYN – Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia

Skylover Wordlist: Machinery, fahrenheit, speak, golden,
dust, assassin, return, medicine 💝

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. Brilliant and haunting combination of the two prompts.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. I like the way your poem interweaves seeds and questions, possibly seeds of doubt, Sanaa, and love the lines ‘I fell in love with the way your eyelids closed’ and ‘I fire up the clouds from dusk till dawn’.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. Rommy says:

    There is so much longing and hope here…hope for an impassioned return of all that was expressed the next time the sun sets

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  4. gillena says:

    “Among roots and blades of grass lies self-restraint,”
    Yes indeed, discipline is not a lost image faded into a sinking sun

    Happy Wednesday Sanaa

    Much💖love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

      much love …

  5. Helen says:

    Line after line after line …. amazing poetry. Sia is a favorite of mine, I love Chandelier most of all!!!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Ron. says:

    Why indeed does the sun refuse to sleep?
    Great writing, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ron 🙂 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  7. Bev Crawford says:

    From alchemy to repugnance, the sun refusing to sleep. Great write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 🙂 so good to see you 💄❤️

  8. Vivian Zems says:

    Love “he humid emotions of June”….beautiful, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Absolutely gorgeous Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Yes, what a beautiful joining of two prompts.”keep walking— repugnance will dry anybody’s lips”….Love that line.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Sara McNuty says:

    “I fell in love with the way your eyelids closed.
    Speak, the heart’s descending to darker depths
    of meaning,
    golden in its knowledge of the realm’s return to dust;”

    Absolutely gorgeous, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

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