Swing, Pendulum, poetry written by Julia R. DeStefano at Spilwords.com

Swing, Pendulum

Swing, Pendulum

written by: Julia R. DeStefano

@J_DeStefano

 

I am that girl –
that writer, that spy
peering underneath the covers
to catch a glimpse of her naked soul.
She has the shakes tonight.
Goosebumps filling sun-drenched skin
as she calls on a vision to melt the ice.
Ignite the flame.
But the pendulum has frozen solid
to encapsulate her in silence—
that raging animal on her trail —
where laughter once reigned
and blood ran hot
amid the gold light of her Queendom.
Please do not envy her heart
with its little secrets
and the icicles that reform
with silence’s thrusts.
Connection’s bond can thaw it,
not the strain of hot-and-cold
or the reoccurring bone-chill of ice.
Build her not a country,
but offer her shelter.
Feel her in her state
by keeping your light on.

Julia R. DeStefano

Julia R. DeStefano

AUGUST 2021 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Julia R. DeStefano is a confessional poet who captures moments to preserve them in the glistening amber of language. She is a woman driven by love and healed by intimacy whose writing paints vivid pictures of darkness and sensuality. Julia's poetry collection, 'Leave Everything,' was published in 2016 and reached #11 in "Poetry by Women" at Amazon. Her latest release, 'Whirling Into Flame,' was published in December 2020. Julia's writing has been hailed as teetering on the "razor's edge of reason and passion." It unapologetically challenges perceptions. Her poem, "The Sands," was chosen as a Featured Post by Medium curators. She is regularly published on SpillWords, and due to readership and popular vote, her Spotlight interview received their "Publication of the Month" award in June 2020. Julia's words and photographs have appeared in local and national publications. She is a lifetime New Englander who draws on the urban and rural vistas for her inspiration. Look for this Red Queen atop her throne of books.
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