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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 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.
Julia R. DeStefano

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