loose collars

Yeoman Smith

loose collars

a cracked face caught in a laugh
looming in one hundred years of nocturnal love
the pictures were the attraction
we forgot to breath
as our fingers were extended

i love the taste of a miracle
and put it in the back of a soup
immersing it in status quo

i spent too much on energy
proliferating here and there
frustrated in the sweetest pain
extending fingers in melodic hum
at the door of ecstasy

the world expanded
when i loosened my collar
negligent criminals
betrayed their friends
and forgot to breathe


Written for:

Imaginary Gardens

A Word with Laurie

Write a poem with the word “ecstasy” in it

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Image Credit:  Classic Star Trek Women – Yeoman Smith

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on December 23, 2011, in ABC wednesday, imaginary garden with real toads, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Wow so much there my mind is still imagining all of it.

  2. Oh I loved your imagery
    You captured a vibrant buzz of emotion

  3. Great use of ecstasy in this, a quite intriguing piece with such strong images… enjoyed it. Thanks for taking part in A Word with Laurie.

  4. Cracked face caught in a laugh–wonderful image and poem. K.

  5. whoosh, you should loosen your collar more often.

  6. A really good piece of writing that makes one think. I like that! The last stanza is dynamite. Thanks for visiting my blog – I really appreciate your thoughts.

  7. such an awesome composition…nice!

  8. even with the thumbnail pic, I recognized the Federation insignia!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  9. I like your poem so much. Great L post. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

  10. Very nice, liked it.

  11. Deep. ‘Taste of a miracle put in the back of a soup’ is riveting.

  12. Hello.
    Lots to think about with this one. The images you conjure up are quite something. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the visit too.

    Like A Lotus

  13. Lovely poem and photo.

    Littlest Petshop
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  14. The original Star Trek pairs nicely with an original poem.

  15. Love the loose collar and your poem. Happy week ahead!

  16. Z, found you at ABC and thought this was charming. Love the loose collar on Yeoman Smith, and Uhura got away with some awesome cleavage, too…

    One note, the last word should be “breathe.” Hope you don’t mind the suggestion, but little typos can make the difference sometimes… Peace, Amy

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