limits. comforts.

I can see nothing more than the girl.

She sits.
cross-legged.
reading.
brow furrowed.
long hair hanging down.

she wears long sleeves.
which she pulls over her hands.
to keep them warm.
the allusion of safety.

i can tell she is a girl:
the delicacy of her fingers.
the sallow pink of her nails.
the scent.

and so i see her.
sitting.
reading.
breathing.
whether or not she feels, i do not know.

i have not read her book.

she is all i can see.
beyond her,
who knows?

13 comments

  1. zaphodfreek · January 8, 2007

    This one’s an older poem.
    I just found it elsewhere.

  2. Phoenix · January 8, 2007

    Excellent, and a little sad. There is power in your words.

  3. zaphodfreek · January 8, 2007

    Mmmm.
    I was always a tad partial to the aul’ melancholy.
    Thanks for the comment.

  4. luciavandyke · January 8, 2007

    i think i know this girl.

  5. zaphodfreek · January 8, 2007

    Maybe you do.
    She’s in my head.
    I’m trying to find her.

  6. alonealive · January 9, 2007

    aww! I wanna be that girl!

  7. coodaslots · January 9, 2007

    Women will enchant, entice, and entangle. Try not to do the same to them, and you will never have anything to regret.

  8. vesper · January 9, 2007

    LOVE the end stanza! LOVE!

  9. zaphodfreek · January 9, 2007

    alonealive – Thank you for the sentiment. :] Greatly
    appreciated.

    coodaslots – I try.

    vesper – Thank you, as always.

  10. slynne · January 10, 2007

    I really like the
    sitting.
    reading.
    breathing.
    stanza. I love the way that you seperate each action
    into it’s own little world.

    thanks for sharing again…

  11. zaphodfreek · January 10, 2007

    Thanks slynne.
    That’s kind of because I have
    that slow motion effect,
    When I think of her.

    Like a film reel running in my head.
    Slow and steady.

  12. krkbaker · January 10, 2007

    Perhaps you already know her.
    You just don’t know you do.

  13. zaphodfreek · January 11, 2007

    hmmmmm.
    Well i reckon I do but she’s just a friend
    and that’s all….. ‘Oh well’s.
    Hopefully there’s one or two more out there.
    And it’d be fun if they were a bit hidden and I had to go halfway round the world.
    Hmmmmm……
    I haven’t been in enough jungles.

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