From Your Mouth

Not To Be Reproduced, 1937, Rene Magritte 

Startled, I listen to words
flung oh so casually
against the broad plain
of my back.
From your mouth
a gentle mountain creek
becomes a tidal wave
and I am submerged.

I am no water fowl,
I think, as I go under
for the third time.

This is a Magpie Tale.


  1. A well composed poem. But who's talking to you like this? It seems like verbal abuse.

  2. Love it, and the painting by Magritte is haunting.

  3. Really clever and quite enjoyable...

  4. I really like this one. Keep'em coming.

  5. Yes, it sounds as if the words that are spoken are verbal abuse. Is that what you were describing?

    ...go under for the third time... - I'd say it's time to pack a suitcase and leave this relationship!

  6. Tell the so and so to grow up and get lost!!!


  7. I took this in a beautiful sensual way...nice to see you at Magpie, Bug...


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