MISSISSIPPI ACHING (a lost innocence)

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized
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MISSISSIPPI ACHING (a lost innocence)



I still ache for a time

when there was nothing

but the memory . . .


         When I was just a

girl on a dusty afternoon


                   on a Mississippi porch ~ ~

your hand on my leg

the sun setting in a

virgin sky.


I was young,

you knew that ~

careful you were not


                   to place that gaze

beyond the summer

straps of a muslin

blouse . . .


The warning call of

a Raven I heeded not ~ ~


his blackness against

the sky the color of

your eyes.


And I fell inside

my weakness devoured

by the greater gifts of

God ~ ~


                   that lust could not

forgive a young lady

of sixteen


         on a sultry evening

in Mississippi

on a lazy

lemonade porch.


         Innocence laughed ~

your hand rising

up my leg stronger than

my will,


         pale flesh beneath

that gave in


to a Mississippi night

and heeded not

the warning of a


                   Raven, the last

thing I heard ~ ~


                   before I lost

the dusty memory

of just a girl.






 ~ ~

 © Copyright 2011 ♥Susan Joyner-Stumpf♫


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