The Invitation


I’m dreaming of you.
No, someone like you.

Someone who receives
my invitation and can’t
wait to come over.

My house, lit up by
moonshine and heart
light, awaits your arrival.

I bake a cake in expectation.
I’m hoping to sit with you
on the front porch, and
converse in real ways
where I can sit with my
legs crisscross and
not worry about how I look
with my hair up in a bun, no
make up on. You’ll look beyond
the shallow and see grace.

We’ll see our way to the
other side of the conversation,
your side, my side, our side.
And I won’t want more
than I have, now or before.

Did you receive my invitation?
My someone, my someone like you?
I’ve tenderly adjusted the view.
No backbends or recrimination,
not a single back wound.

Come over. The door and chapter remain open.
Rest here with me. Tell me a story.
One we don’t know the ending to.
We’ll make love’s revision
or write anew.

-Tosha Michelle


124 thoughts on “The Invitation

  1. “No backbends or recrimination,
    not a single back wound…
    We’ll make love’s revision
    or write anew.” My favourite lines. I had to look up recrimination. I am afraid I did not know the words XD but this was awesomeness.

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  2. This is exactly how it is meant to be…when all that really matters, are the smiles, the laughter and the beautiful silences in between.

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      1. Oh yes, I had almost forgotten the cake. Lemon drizzle if that’s ok with you. A sweet little bite to a devilishly tantalising little number. I say more. x

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  3. Reblogged this on Iconography β™  Incomplete and commented:
    How beautiful to be loved with cake and coffee and convo. Without makeup on. As Tosha Michelle writes. Second chances also starts with the nude device of an honest erotic πŸ˜€ and a honest heart to heart


  4. No problem with your hair in a bun, pulled back in a ponytail, or tied in a kerchief. In jeans, shorts, skirt, culottes, whatever is appropriate for the season. And cake, could be chocolate, though I’m a cheesecake or blueberry pie man, but I’ll eat with gratitude whatever is put in front of me. Coffee would be nice, or that sweet, cold tea you recommend, or a glass of cold milk. The front porch sounds perfect. Just email me the address and directions but wait till I cross the ocean. And promise, please, to read poetry, sing songs, and tell all the stories of our lives.

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  5. I love all your writes and you know it but I loved this particularly because I always believe in forgiveness and redemption. You’ve put the offering of both notions so beautifully in your landscape πŸ™‚


      1. Welcome, I am sure you do πŸ™‚ Of course, it would have to be real. Too many people in the world still faking it, not allowing us to reach our full potential.


  6. I’d sit with you on the porch for hours, Poetess. You can bring your hair in a bun and your crossed legs and I’ll bring my tshirt with the hole in it and my 2 days of stubble…the cake is just a bonus! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  7. What a pleasant story to carry around with me through out the day.
    It’s simple elegance in grace & subtle wisdom on all SIDES. What
    Nothing better than a porch swing date.
    Happy Saturday, πŸ™‚
    PS I’ve been reading your first books, can’t wait to give them to my daughter, I’m certain she will be Overjoyed. β™‘

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    1. Thanks Dale. You’re such a sweetheart. I was a little taken aback by you at first,/ You were just so flattering, I didn’t know what to make of it. Now I know you’re just a genuine soul with a big heart. Happy Saturday to you!


  8. I love it for it stirs emotions. So after meeting a naturally beautiful woman, I shall ask her: “do you have a large front porch”? All dreamy eyed waiting for (you) & wishing I could love one like you.

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  9. Thank you. Yeah, sorry about that.
    I get easily overwhelmed at times, of things I’m passionite about. Eventually I crash back to earth. πŸ™‚ WordPress has opened up many new insights for me. Not only the artists, but their caring supporters as well.

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  10. Beautifully written. I’m absolutely crazy about the first two lines,

    “I’m dreaming of you.
    No, someone like you.”

    I think it sets the tone nicely for “The Invitation” and the expectations. Really a very clever approach, love it, as I do everything that you create! Enjoy the day! ~ Mia ❀


  11. James & I know we don’t need an invitation, so we’ll arrive with a bottle of wine (or 2) around 3. After all, we don’t want to spoil your dinner date. Though I suspect you might change your plans around for him…. ❀

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      1. Now I think I caused myself more trouble with my comments. In jeans…yes, I’ll be sure to tell him. Save him a seat at your table.

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      2. It’s a v-neck, steel gray. He shaved just yesterday, but you’d never know it. On second thought, I’m not sure we’re going to make it there on time. Lol.

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      1. No worries. If you’re referring to the music will find songs there. If you’re referring to the current post. There’s a Rob Thomas video at the end. He’s singing a song called “Overjoyed” πŸ˜‰

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  12. Reblogged this on barclaydave and commented:
    I love this and hope you do too. Let’s get together and spread love and peace around us. As always please leave comments on the original post and not just here. There’s more love to be found if we really care enough.


  13. Michelle thank you for the invitation and I’m so pleased to accept. Hope you don’t mind my reblog of this wonderful invitation it’s just a chance to bring more like minded folks together without worrying about how we look, since we’re all friends here. Let’s share the love around and try to eliminate hate and mistrust xoxo

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