all i need to know …

the closed door

You shut the door with a click not a slam
nor a hesitant half-close
like an eyelid flickering in dream,
recognising time to wake but craving

seconds before opening to pearly distance.
Yes, it was definitive, that click : off and out

13 thoughts on “all i need to know …

  1. La Lunatique says:

    I just love the flickering eyelids, nicely done….and that click, so simple, so devastating, so perfect!

  2. Jingle says:

    Check out Jingle Poetry Potluck or Thursday Poets Rally via the side bar of my blog, we welcome you to become part of our growing community.
    Share your poetry, feel free to place one unique entry to Thursday Poets Rally week 38,
    And 3 old poems to Jingle Poetry Potluck Week 23…hope to see you in.
    Come on, make poetic friends, and get encouragements you deserve!
    Thanks for reading!
    Your poetry rocks!

    • Shell says:

      i’m thrilled see a host of others’ writing that i’m going to enjoy exploring and i’m honoured by your offer …
      unlikely that i’ll make it for an entry to this week’s rally but you’ve made me smile, thank you!

  3. Jingle says:

    love your taste on imagery and words.
    perfect poem.

    • Shell says:

      hi Jingle – i’m happy to see you here and just as happy that you think this poem’s worthy of comment – weird how it goes, eh? when i think my effort’s rubbish is when it seems to appeal most to others … lol

  4. noxalio says:

    illustrates the power of negative space (in more ways than one) … *sigh* …

    • Shell says:

      my dear friend, noxy … so very spot on as always … tho hopefully the Light process of reformulating words helps clean out or at least balance the negativity …. that’s how i see it … though i detest having caused you to sigh like that … actually that’s possibly worse than any of the rest …

  5. Wine & Words says:

    I tell everyone I’m not competitive, but…shhhhhh….it’s my little secret….I like to be first 🙂

    Oh, and it had merit. Sure did with me.

  6. Wine & Words says:

    Ouch. Though presumedly not literal, I felt the walls shake with the latch. Definitive is the loudest word, yes? And no space, for echo.

    • Shell says:

      wow, that was fast Annie lol

      yes, you got it .. no space for echo … only the door is non-literal but i still heard the click, darn it!

      thanks for reading this *ouch … it has minimal poetic merit but i needed to splatter the moment *grin

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