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3WW - Secrets

One razor-flick of carelessness
    would topple your secret empire

        of fevered dreams,

          murky nights,

            and the smell of flesh

              and jasmine.

[And so you lie.]

Destroy your most treasured illusions.

(Let go so you can hold on.)

Control is just a whispered wish
    in an empty room.


This is a Three Word Wednesday post.

8 comments:

jaerose said...

The smell of flesh and jasmine almost brings alive the sense of battle..to keep the secret safe..or risk losing it..(perhaps)..I shall return to this piece..like a secret treasure..Jae

February 9, 2012 at 7:28 AM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh. A razor-flick of carelessness... man, Ann. What an image. I love it.

Will pay you royalties when I use it. Have no fear.

February 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM
oldegg said...

What a stunning poem with a host of double meanings to titillate the senses. The phrase "And so you lie" was the best with both the deceit and demise revealed in one sentence. Wonderful.

February 9, 2012 at 2:23 PM
Alice Audrey said...

Edgy. I can see flesh smelling different ways, depending on the condition.

February 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM
dandelion girl said...

Love the fresh way you look at the words. Very well written and I love "Control is just a whispered wish
in an empty room." :)

February 10, 2012 at 4:36 AM
Sheilagh Lee said...

well done

February 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Sheilagh Lee said...

love the last line "control is just a whispered wish in an empty room"

February 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Peter Dudley said...

I'm intrigued by the spacing and varied treatments of the different lines.

I know a few people who are very uncomfortable when they're not in control. They frustrate me.

February 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM