New Leaves

New Leaves

It was the kind of sky
that would have given us a rainbow
if night had not fallen
and extinguished every expectation.

The dusk, rather than descending
seemed to pour out of the east
as if I were pouring a deep bitter
chocolate, (negre) into a
porcelain cup for you
coating everything so

that I would have to kiss it
off your lips, push it
aside with the hard edge of my palm.
See the bright tip of your
tongue.

blush rose

PBSweeney 2006

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One response to “New Leaves

  1. What a beautiful poem. It is clear that love guides your heart and your pen.

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