Turn Away Lover, poetry written by Polly Oliver at Spillwords.com
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Turn Away Lover

Turn Away Lover

written by: Polly Oliver



This is not for you:
Crawling through broken glass,
For those crystal needles of joy.
To bathe in their rainbow sparks,
And wash in the opium musk of her,
Sinking into that velvet dark,
Wrapped in her folds and curves.

Heave your heart away:
Let gusts of grief steer your course
Homeward, on rivers of tears
From those desert shores,
Where bones of other souls
Lost to her sad Siren calls
Litter forbidden ruins of love.

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