Where Will My Want Go?

If I don’t kiss you

where will my want go?

Will I drop it into your cup

like a sugar cube

then smile as you sip the sweet?

Or will I attach it to the back of your shirt

as I iron in starch

then say good-bye as you walk out the door?

What if I let my want fester

stuck in my throat

until it grows into

wrenching need

stifling my voice?

Instead maybe I will just

give my want a greeting and a hug

then hold it in my hand

until it is warm enough

to mold into something better.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SKW
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:54:18



    • jeglatter
      May 31, 2012 @ 14:25:47

      Oh I miss your work! Thank you.


      • SKW
        Jun 01, 2012 @ 09:48:41

        Jennifer – I’m still out there – I’ve re arranged my blog – I know this sounds terrible – but I’ve re arranged it just so it is lydiaink.com. So, I’m up and running at http://www.lydiaink.com – and the reason for that – so I can just write – I want to write and not get into the “likes,” the “follows,” It was a tough decision because input is important – but I’ve connected again with a mentor (very important) and will share ideas and works with him – and then not be “swayed,” so to speak – but I love your work, still follow and keep it up – if you ever want to discuss a work – don’t hesitate, my email is sandrak@lydiaink.com – I love reading you 🙂 _sandy


        • jeglatter
          Jun 02, 2012 @ 07:27:44

          Glad I can find you, you are an inspiration to me.:) Understand about the interaction “swaying”…makes sense to me. Best wishes with all your writing!


  2. Fiona Pimentel
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:34:02

    There is such depth here, and once again, it feels familiar to me. I find it hard to make any comment worth reading, but I love your poetry.


  3. renokingswordsnpoetry
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:46:36

    I just get it, love the freedom reaching into sugar cubes, shirt backs, hugging “want” into content. Very nice!


  4. Susan L Daniels
    May 31, 2012 @ 12:26:25

    Very nice–love it!


  5. nelle
    May 31, 2012 @ 14:16:24

    Like I was saying…:-)


    • jeglatter
      May 31, 2012 @ 14:23:01

      🙂 OK so if we wrote something together would we cancel each other out or would it work? That is what I want to know.:)


  6. boomiebol
    May 31, 2012 @ 16:01:01



  7. The Silver Poet
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 16:53:00

    yep….mold it into something better. want is achey sometimes….


  8. The Silver Poet
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 16:53:14

    love the poem by the way! 😉


  9. sonofwalt
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 20:47:54

    Hell, yeah! This is excellent. You sink those metaphors in so smoothly and surprisingly. The right mix of surprising and exactly the thought the reader couldn’t express.


  10. celestealluvial
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 07:24:42

    Cant put my finger on it, but this speaks to me….I love how you delve into the psyche and put understandable words to it, without taking away the conviction….your subtleties speak loudly….this was great!


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