Anatomy of Longing

I’ve just started to follow Tom, and have read only 2 of his poems so far.
If this one is typical of his talent then I am really going to enjoy his words, and his voice. He has tremendous expression and, I’m sure, he is going to gain a tremendous following.
Listen to “Anatomy of Longing” and then try “Ellipsis”. I’m sure you will love them!

One of These Years...

Cutting to the heart of all this longing
is it the vicious tongue you wag at me
or the perpetual mystery hanging from your actions
the contradictions of your possible state of mind

I see the hurt, I feel the pain you carry
and sense your urge to be desired by men
the flirt of all you do rings loudly before you
and against my better judgement
I can’t help but come swimming back to your shores

With every scar you try to inflict
or accidentally leave on my skin
I drift away for a moment only
then find myself battling the waves
I can’t help but come swimming back to your shores

I know you didn’t ask for this
I know you didn’t choose me or this adventure
and yet I brought it to you anyway
and you didn’t quite turn me away

And you’re cute, there’s no denying

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4 thoughts on “Anatomy of Longing

  1. Hi Peter, thanks so much for the re-post. I’m so grateful. I’m new to all this poetry blogging business and still getting my head around how it all works. I’m looking forward to following your work, thanks again. Tom.

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    1. I’m not posting a great deal at the moment. Unpaid work and such travails! The best advice I could give anyone is to use categories and tags widely as that is the best way for people to find you. It doesn’t always attract who you would want though! Good luck, you deserve it!

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