contrary to dove


you were the raven gathering bottle tops

softened twigs and aquarium rocks

from the gutters and the vacant lots

hoping one day you might present the fox

with an irreplaceable treasure

but my darling, my one-and-only

my contrary-to-dove

the only gift this vixen needs

is your feathered, dependable love

the seizures of errant endeavors

simply pale when compared

to the rarity, to the hue

of the jewel that is you


a. duncan, 2020


 

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Got the finishing touches on my tattoo last night. It’s a tribute to my favorite animal and to my favorite man. Troy Nicholas.

🖤🦊


 

Lyrics:
What did you plan?
What did you anticipate?
All you demand to find
Spiraling down, falling behind
No tomorrow
When you’re ahead of your time
What did you want to know?
How does it end? How does it go?
From the bottom I fled
But the stars overhead
Let me awake from the ruin
I must say that I was a wreck
Hit the bottom I guess
But the words you once said
Let me awake from the ruin
Second sign up ahead

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

11 thoughts on “contrary to dove

    1. Oh Larisa — really? That’s so, so special to me. I’m honored that my poem touched you that way. I have a tendency to shy from writing about love because it can seem … cliche? Somehow? So when I do, I really mean it with all of myself. Your comment just made my whole night ❤ Thank you, you sweet Larisa-loo.

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      1. Lol I totally forgot about being called Larisa-loo. I had a coworker once who used to call me that and I completely forgot about it, wow! And yes, I am madly in love with your style of writing so I will always mean it ♥️

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  1. Ahh April. Absolutely beautiful. Your first few lines completely hooked me with their vibrancy of image and sound, and then you filled me with the beauty and tenderness of love, the kind of love that is about souls not about glittery things

    “but my darling, my one-and-only
    my contrary-to-dove
    the only gift this vixen needs
    is your feathered, dependable love.”

    Your tattoo is stunning, incredibly beautiful, a visual personification of you and your spirit.
    Xoxox

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