Tuesday, April 30, 2013

J M Blackman Week 45: Stairs

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J.M. Blackman’s Picture Choice: 1

Title: Stairs

I. Stairs separate us,
stone and dust and hard distance:
two families split.

II. Sometimes the distance
Is nothing. Mere inches now.
We meet across it.

III. Quick touches, kisses,
And flittering embraces.
Now: stone is nothing.

IV. Nothing? The stone bleeds.
No, it is bled upon. No,
Love bleeds. Fast. Free. Gone.


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J.M. Blackman is a Language Arts teacheri and a feminist. She endeavors to review nearly everything she reads and is a happy wife. She's a SFF enthusiast, loves dark humor, and has an unhealthy need to protect the image of Batman.



  1. I love your poetry... you really have a gift for sound. Everything flows perfectly, treating us to a profound reading experience in a few short lines. Very nice.

  2. That's ridiculously flattering, Jeff. Wow. Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed it that much. I appreciate the compliments immensely.