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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

Julia R. DeStefano is a Red Queen who wears many hats but one crown. A confessional poet, she captures moments and preserves them in the glistening amber of language. She also believes in the penning of Paradise into existence through powerful verse. Julia is a woman driven by love and healed by intimacy who uses imagery to paint vivid pictures of darkness and sensuality. Her first poetry collection, 'Leave Everything,' was published in 2016 and tells the story of the search for self-love and acceptance through a rollercoaster of emotional experiences. Julia believes that the most challenging things in life are those that ultimately end up being the most worth it; that to be loved well is to have won at life; and that the heart will never, ever lead the head astray. Look for Julia atop her throne of books.
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