OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

To Write Love On Their Arms

Day 5 prompt-Love

 

Poem inspired by this:

 

Today’s Poem:


 

False Alarms

By Jesi Scott


It begins with one step…
                                    He moves towards her
            She steps back                                               then leans in cautiously
lets Him take Her hand                       His hand on Her waist
movements slow,        guarded           tentative          taking one another’s measures
                                                UNTIL
they connect                                       the music picks up                              and they begin to
                        correlate                                  their steps                    correspond
their bodies                              sync                                        in rhythm         connected
                                                            passion mutually directed
            towards each other                                                                 minor flaws corrected
                                                UNTIL
one misstep                                                     breaks the spell
                        He falters                                                                    She trips
                                                feet become tangled in miscalculation
She tries to keep going
                                                                                                                        He pulls away
                        He can’t feel the music
                                                                                                She can’t remember the steps
            They’re lost in misinterpretation
So She backs away                one                  foot                  at         a          time
And He backs away               one                  foot                  at         a          time
                                                UNTIL

The music stops.

 

 

**Title taken from this Josh Groban song

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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