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Conquest (An Affair)

Walk
(No, run)
straight into that freight train
that is your fear
embracing it full
wrestling it to the ground with
lustful wildness
until it is subdued
until it is your own
do not release it
lest it run from you
returning tamed
unpeppered


© Photo & Poem by Jilly
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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

45 thoughts on “Conquest (An Affair)

  1. That’s a beautiful photo, Jilly, and I really like the way you’ve incorporated the word: ‘unpeppered’. I also love the fear/freight train metaphor and the lines:
    ‘wrestling it to the ground with
    lustful wildness
    until it is subdued
    until it is your own’.

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    1. Thanks! The pic is of the full moon shining on our little lake out back. It seemed appropriate for a mad affair with our own fears. I acutally wrote the poem the night before and changed the word ‘unwild’ to ‘unpeppered.’ I liked it better that way.

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