The Gardener

When I thought I’d wither
Say it’s time to kiss decay
But each time I bloom once more
I can’t go
I can’t go

When your hand comes in
Say it touches my lips
I’m more than alive, pregnant and
Filled to the roots
This is me and you

I’ll stay all night guarding the moon
Say it’ll lose its balance
And the tide replaces the dew
I won’t sleep
I won’t sleep

I’ll breathe a thousand lives
A bud or petal, anything you want
For all the hardened days
Know you can take from me
Pieces of life, beauty and grace
As long as it takes (and as much).

I’m thinking of that rose
From The Little Prince
But if you decide to cut me
Say you’ll keep me in a vase
I won’t blame your nonfiction decision
Or that my days are numbered

You know what you are to me

©2015
Vivien Marie Lopez

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Permanence Listens to Bedtime Stories

Passion is violent, ruthless. Intimacy is the daring kind of communication. Commitment is permanently stubborn. I say this not just without fear but also not without courage, for love is a way of living, and to me, life demands more courage than death does.

To my twin soul, I am more than happy that this is how we are, and that we we do not attack in times of conflict- rather, we argue in order to fight for each other.

Permanence listens to bedtime stories, some as long as a boring, uneventful working day often lasts while missing someone you’ll see after your shift, some as short as flash nonfiction such as “I love you, see you in the morning.”

2014. Vivien Marie Lopez-Jorillo

The Catcher Of Unfinished Thoughts

[Riot Creme]

So for the sake of argument
I will now tell you who I am
And it’s a walk to a Hall of Mirrors paradox
When I become your Labyrinth-wild Pandora’s box
Stark rapid-eye-movement secrets
And mysteries left open for future reference
Just in case we’ll end up close to an apocalypse
We know all and nothing, bird’s eye view flirty glimpse
You won’t be my visitor but you’ll be my guest
I’ll show you my worst but I’ll give you my best
The price of passion and the curse of lovers
Rest assured, it’s you and me and no one else
Our battles will be see-saws, our love like carousels
As finite life is vengeance to eternal death,
Twin souls knot in both wombs and graves.

(c) 2013
Vivien Marie Lopez

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This is My Home

The Gunslinger

It’s like a stranger we know by heart. I call it your Royal Classic Melter.

It’s always like this: your tongue cuts me out into brand new shapes I never knew I could shift into. Same stroke, different penmanship. Same chords, different song. Or, more so, you know it’s what makes me the metaphorical ice cream under the sun, but never of the same flavor; only, it keeps getting sweeter, more palatable. Such is our Museum of Pleasures, where you always drive me crazy; when, for hours, you can sound like my lungs and we end with our breaths inside each other’s throats, and our fluids in between my thighs (ten million kisses a day) –

Heaven’s locked and loaded and I’m your lucky single target. Aim at, and aim for, my temple. Shoot, my love. I will not run for my life.

(c) 2013
Vivien Marie Lopez Jorillo

Something Brighter than the Sun

wish
which.
forgo the
sunset,
where we make
windows out of
HD screens
only to claim our
air
while we wait
for dewdrops
and light.
this is our rest
your chest plus your scent
and there’s never a
fickle Atlas.

(c) 2013
Vivien Marie Lopez Jorillo
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The Candle Light A Taser

Four hours before deadline
I procrastinate
just to inhale my light
seeing you’ve turned our love nest
into a slumber vault
and I can’t give in
to the pull of hazy eyes
only ten minutes
or more
to bathe you with my lips
from forehead to sole
i turn to my laptop
with pending articles in my brain
and watch your subconscious taken face
take the form of my peace –

later.
after this
i can’t wait.

(c) 2013
Vivien Marie Lopez Jorillo
for my Edman Chris Dominique Tupas Jorillo

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