Safe in her Pocket

She sees through his bravado,
a juvenile planet Earth
peeping through Saturn’s halo.

His stretched open lips
reveal his innermost fears
and his soul slips

down his cheek. She pulls apart
his terrors, soothes his pain
and with one look, pockets his heart.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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Andi Abdul Halil

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #162, also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

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25 thoughts on “Safe in her Pocket

  1. This is absolutely breath-takingly exquisite, Kim!❤️ So much to love here 🙂 especially; “His stretched open lips reveal his innermost fears and his soul slips down his cheek. She pulls apart his terrors, soothes his pain and with one look, pockets his heart.”❤️

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    1. Other people have rad this poem in so many different ways – some see the woman as loving and kind, while others see her as manipulative and possibly a little creepy. It’s open to interpretation!

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