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The Center of Feeling

The Center of Feeling

written by: Julia R. DeStefano



Head upon the pillow, I dream of a love.
Name it gentle, name it ravishing, name it mine –
a technicolor dream in the center of feeling,
the strumming of heartstrings with my heat.

May I touch you here, and there?

I don’t believe in mincing words.

Help my fingers find the chords
that will fill me with your love song.

Undresser of secrets, unveiler of desires –
I speak plainly, too plainly.
Let me shout it from the podium
as I tear at the last barricade of my heart.

Be the one who loves me.
I’ll be the one who loves you.

So what if your feet stay on the ground?
Your heart can still soar.

Julia R. DeStefano

Julia R. DeStefano

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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