Another Touch

Following like kittens a dancing light

The sparks of neurons beam their plight.

Dimmed spirits drift in the dark,

Each unaware of their converging arc.


Minds touch and borrow thoughts,

Having thirsted  the ill of love lost.

So unconsciously  playing  games,

Seeking cerebrums perchance to tame.


All the while sweet reason sleeps,

Heedless of what's emerged from deep

Inside, content to hide

Their tarnished childhood slide.


Unable to divine  truth in relationships,

Theirs is to find pain of another's lips.



Augustus / Folsom, LA / September 2016


  • Michael Edwards

    Some great lines here - especially like ; minds touch and borrow thoughts; super stuff.

    • Augustus

      Borrowed them from other minds I've probed. Looking a yours at the moment. Ah, there's an interesting bit of juicy history. Hey, hey. Hope you don't mind the tease. Thanks for reading and the comment.

    • Christina8

      This is a great poem! The last couplet so powerful. I agree with DS. Perfection!

      • Augustus

        Thank you so much. Wondered about how to end it as I do,with all poems. Glad you liked it.

      • ron parrish aka wordman

        touching write,enjoyed

        • Augustus

          No pun intended of course. Thanks. I appreciate it.

        • WriteBeLight

          I feel the turmoil and love the line about sleeping sweet reason. Fine job Augustus.

          • Augustus

            You are one of the sweet reasons why I continue to try to come here often.

            • WriteBeLight

              You are so very kind. Thanks!

            • MendedFences27

              "Truth," is a precious commodity in any relationship. Incomplete personalities cannot recognize it. Abuse replaces truth and the relationship ends. Great write. - Phil A.

              • Augustus

                If they are lucky they leave with all their teeth.

              • P.H.Rose

                Really very wonderful
                Flows so beautifully...
                There are some wonderful
                Poems on here today,
                This being one of them..

                • Augustus

                  Thank you on commenting about the flow. It is something I try to be aware of. Sometimes there is a word that perhaps might make more sense but does not fit around the tongue when you are reading, if that makes any sense. thanks again.

                  • P.H.Rose

                    Makes perfect sense
                    Great job....

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