Keep One In The Chamber – Nicole on FC

This poem was featured on Feminine Collective today and I offer many thanks to Julie for publishing it. I was hesitant to publish it but I think it’s an important piece and I am very happy that she liked it as much as she did.

Keep One In The Chamber – have a read here

Photo Credit Julie Anderson – All rights reserved

Burning shades of red

If I could turn seething into reds
and have you suck them
from my tongue
you would taste
the way fire burns in my belly
and you would wish
upon your throat the soothing
morning blues of a calm
that moistens my lips
but never quite hits the spot.

© Nicole Lyons 2017


Picture source: Pinterest

If I could claw
the words out of
the back
of my throat and give them,
dripping of me, to you,
we would talk of sticky hands,
and the messes they make.

©Nicole Lyons 2016