beauty, love, masculinity, poetry, women

Temple Food

Nothing to anger the blood

A slow breath at morning,

The day ahead,

Unwelcome but necessary

The light is washed out

I don’t welcome the resemblance

But we know different

I am calm,

Set in accepting opposition.

What will the pressure teach you today?

And my goals?

In my pocket, warm and fed

Nurtured against the last traces

Of winter

Stubborn in remaining

But soon we shall leave

With bellies full of

Temple

Food

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Civil Twilight

Does the soul bruise

Breathe in the chill perfume

Of evening

As civil twilight tips its hat

In my direction

Spent days in comfortable silence

Speaking on the page

Life is a symphony

Some melodies remain

Others added

Some dissonance

Kept and others

Are wrong notes

Useful to remind me

That the trick is to keep playing.

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Weekend Omnibus

Meat, Salt, Water.

Home but still searching

Sudden Storms

Also, I am looking for beta readers for some forthcoming books which will be published and made available via http://www.mbblissett.com.

Until She Sings – Beta Readers Wanted

Shes Here by M B Blissett

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Meat, Salt, Water.

Not so much simple

As elegant

Tender to the possibilities

But within myself

A king in his kingdom

Tasted failure more than once

But won’t swallow it

Until the alchemy of determination

Makes it sweet

And made sleek with certainty

Happy without the pofaced rhetoric of

a past where I believed

I knew what happened when you’re

Making other plans

Escaping the idea there was a way to

Have my cake and eat it too

But now there is meat

Salt and water

Strong enough to bear it all

Love until you bruise.

Leave you to sleep and

Watch you

Ache with all the sweet, daft shit

I’m too strong to say

But what you feed in me

Knows.

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love, masculinity, poetry, women

Meat, Salt, Water.

Not so much simple

As elegant

Tender to the possibilities

But within myself

A king in his kingdom

Tasted failure more than once

But won’t swallow it

Until the alchemy of determination

Makes it sweet

And made sleek with certainty

Happy without the pofaced rhetoric of

a past where I believed

I knew what happened when you’re

Making other plans

Escaping the idea there was a way to

Have my cake and eat it too

But now there is meat

Salt and water

Strong enough to bear it all

Love until you bruise.

Leave you to sleep and

Watch you

Ache with all the sweet, daft shit

I’m too strong to say

But what you feed in me

Knows.

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Sudden Storms

Speaking in actions

Elegant in silence

And never lost

In the deluge of task

Long enough not to

Close the distance

Reward myself with the scent of you

The way you fit my hands

No time to close the promise

But the anticipation flashes in my bones

Like lightning

And your smile stirs thunder

But it passes and the tepid sky

Ignores it

But we know

We know

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Weekend Omnibus

Here, here, here

She loves as we love

Sweet prayers

A Song For A Beast

Fall

Filed under silence

Some book reviews – for disclosure, they do contain Amazon Affiliate links, which I get a small amount for each click, so please do so.

The Book of Joan by Lydia Yuknavitch

Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Headhunters by Jo Nesbo (review)

I also consult on stories and scripts, if you’re interested, then this post talks about what I offer:

Want to finish the story you started?

 

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