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when winning is not enough

when winning is not enough

he like a stunned animal
holds the fragrant unclothed stranger
this remnant of the victory of last night.

she is half asleep
tenderly young
sweet
and so totally a stranger.

he feels like another empty episode has escaped into the ozone layer.
There is not even anything to gnaw on.

he wonders how to wake her up
half asleep
himself.

— Zumwalt (June 1991)

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Comments on: "when winning is not enough" (9)

  1. the picture painted with words leaves mystery mingled with seduction, tantalizing poetry

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  2. zendictive,

    Even your comments are poetry! 🙂

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  3. Beautifully written a lovely verse especially the first lines “he like a stunned animal
    holds the fragrant unclothed stranger this remnant of the victory of last night.” That is so deep. very deep xx

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  4. willowdot21,

    Thanks very much!

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  5. wooowww!!! so deep.. very emotional poem… You are always so good.. 😀

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  6. abichica,

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. Mesmerising and tantalising. I enjoyed reading this 🙂

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  8. Trapped, like an animal, in a vise of his own making?

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