Recognition {Velvet Verbosity/Studio30Plus}

Like a cat, it (should) will pounce

right into your heart,

beneath the underwire, past your past (bullshit),

fumbling with the clasps and taking you in its fervent, greedy hands

until you are gasping

in sweet pleasure.



chances are you won’t recognize it,

because of your endless hypocrisy.

Maybe you’re scarred

or scared

of the storm of sensations it stirs inside you.


You don’t deserve it.

Perhaps it’s too good to be true.


Whatever your reasons

goodness knows you’ll find one (or twenty).


But it’s right there,


emotions splayed

offering itself to you,

begging you to open your eyes





Verbal Verbosity 100 Word Challenge

(and National Poetry Month)

word of the week

Studio30Plus prompt of the week:
it should pounce 


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About Kir

Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Wow, Kir. Such big thoughts in such a little post! Great images, tactile descriptions, and raw, conflicted emotions. Love it!
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  2. I love, love your prose!
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  3. Beautiful and eloquent way to voice the inadequacies that the person cannot see (oh, how we can gloss over our own shortcomings :) ) Your writing conveys such raw emotion…l love it!
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  4. Poetry – Do it more often. Raw emotion – Keep doing it.

    p.s. Next time I want this with a glass of wine.
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  5. scarred or scared – oh, Kir. Beautiful
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  6. Complex, darkly erotic imagery, and an undertone of risk and warning – what’s not to love?

    Great work.
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  7. This is an awesome piece. I especially love “past your past…fumbling with the clasps.”
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  8. Beautiful…
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  9. Whoa … its been a long time since I’ve read such raw poetry. Keep it up!
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