Night Watch

29 Jul

watching and waiting

Night makes love to me from its darkest heart.
Solitude scalding retro innocence.
Twinkling eyes, a turquoise universe
send chill bumps up my arms.

Owl flute, cricket violin,
spilling seed
haunting notes running over my skin.
Micro alchemy.

Cold breath against the toe
peeking from under cover.
Intrastimulation eating thoughts,
dissolving reality with onyx tears.


This post was written as a contribution to G-man’s Friday Flash 55. Click here to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself.


17 Responses to “Night Watch”

  1. brian miller July 29, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    nice…killer opening line…i love the night…the notes on the skin…nice…the black tears at the end blur the feelings a bit that i was feeling…though they are very visual…

    • naramalone July 29, 2011 at 8:12 am #

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Brian. I was going for blurry at that point, slipping into dreams, but I see what you mean that the heat is building and then just drops. I’ll have to think on this one some more. Hard to squeeze a good progression into 55. Now 69…might be the place to take this next.

  2. mona July 29, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    That is a sensuous piece! Very Visual

    • naramalone July 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

      Hey, Mona. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Tom Eliot July 29, 2011 at 11:18 am #


    I have just got to go and retrieve my socks from the cornor of the room!

    This is fantastic.

    I was already heading toward admiration but when i hit the penultimate line…. intrastimulation….. RIGHT THERE….. the rapture began!

    I will be back to re read this later with a glass of something red.

    A beauty.

    • Nara Malone August 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

      Hey Tom! Thanks so much for all the encouragement. It helps knowing what I get right. I appreciate you taking time out to tell me.

  4. G-Man July 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    What a positively Brilliant piece of work!
    Every image was so descriptive it defies comment
    I’m honored that you chose Friday 55 to post it for.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

    • Nara Malone August 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

      Hey G! I love joining the 55’s. It’s nice doable bite of writing. I wish I could squeeze out time to get out to see and comment for everyone who writes one. I’m getting faster at the commenting, but it’s murder keeping up on these flaky rural connections.

  5. Alice Audrey July 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    This one has a haunting quality.
    – Alice

    • Nara Malone August 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

      Smile. I thinks it’s that I write these things in the early early AM when the world feels haunted. Thanks for coming by Alice. I’m headed your way to read more good stuff at your blog.

  6. Talon July 29, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Such vivid and beautiful imagery. I loved this 55!

    • Nara Malone August 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

      Thank you, talon. I am in awe of your talent.

  7. Mama Zen July 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    “Retro innocence.” I love that!

    • Nara Malone August 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

      Thanks, Mama Zen. I wrestled over putting that in, but I liked it so there it is.

  8. Olivia July 31, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    Solitude scalding retro innocence.
    A very fine line..

    I read a very fine piece of work today.. 🙂
    I feel that silence of night enveloping me already..

    hugs xoxox

    • Nara Malone August 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      Thanks, Olivia. I know I find plenty of fine reading over at your blog. I appreciate you taking time to encourage the poet in me.

  9. Poets United August 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Thank you for joining Poets United. We look forward to visiting your blog and reading poetry. We also look forward to seeing you in our community.

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.
    ~Mark Strand

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