Besot with Fire.


I don’t want a dehydrated love
that lives somewhere between
purgatory and just good enough.

I’d rather bust my knee on the sidewalk,
bruise my arm and cheek on the wall,
crash my bike on a rocky path, crack my
wrist for a love full of oxygen caught fire.

Turning blue to red. Scarlett Crimson.
I don’t want to be rescued from the flames.
I want to be wrapped in them

Let’s lose the word complacent,
and replace it with passion.

Trust that a love full of imperfections
is more interesting than one
full of perfect nothingness.

Let’s get pleasantly disoriented
on a bed of salacious.

Where everything we need
is a finger trail away.

Let’s follow the glint of rosebuds
and not be afraid to step on the

Let’s create a love of different rooms
we can waltz into.

Now a lover.
Now a friend.
Now a sexy stranger.

Nothing predictable, no room
for maybes.

I want a love full of poetry,
but nothing conventional

I want crude statements.
Expletives, obscenity.
Possessive pronouns.
Imperative verbs.

A lexicon of love and sex.
A love that’s not offended by
the Fword -foreplay
and likes to fucking fuck.

No! I don’t want a dehydrated love
I want a love that is fully

I don’t mind drudgery but lace it
with swoon, with heat.

I believe in the power of endurance and faith,
but let’s pepper it with decadence and sin.

I don’t want us to look back
and realize how sane we were
for each other.

I want to reflect back on
a crazy love that took us and
the moon down.

One that resides somewhere
between soulful conversation and
a wet dream.

-Tosha Michelle


131 thoughts on “Besot with Fire.

  1. There’s nothing quite like flowing through the inertia of the spiral of crazy love. Having been in that, and recently losing it, there’s nothing quite like it. Some people say hold on with both hands, when really you should really let go with both hands.

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      1. I like to think of myself as a good girl..only one that isn’t afraid to dangle her high heels out the window and tell the moon to fuck off.πŸ˜‰


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  2. So very nice, Tosha. My favorite lines: “Trust that a love full/of imperfections is/more interesting than/one full of perfect/nothingness” — yes! And I love Cake as well, listen often. Great post! πŸ™‚

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  3. Tosha Michelle I would like to award you as poet of the month for your outstanding work and endless support. With loads of loveπŸ’– from your fellow writer from a 1000 stories behind the eyes

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  4. I don’t know how many more words I can use to describe you. You always speak exactly what is in my heart. You’re amazing, Tosha. You are such a kindred spirit when you write about emotional tapestries I sit and stare at on a daily basis. Love this part especially:

    Trust that a love full of imperfections
    is more interesting than one
    full of perfect nothingness.

    YES!! ….Here’s to more swooning, Beautiful Poetess! ❀ πŸ’• ❀

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      1. I don’t have twitter. It’s okay I was just curious. πŸ™‚ There’s 2 people out there who go by my name Charlie Zero. I know one is a rapper and the other she’s just a poet. I think I’m the only one who is still active and having the full name Charlie Zero the Poet. πŸ™‚

        By the way, when you are having your next blogtalkradio open mic?

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  5. Powerful. Passionate. Profound. Loved your poem Tosha! I like your style of writing, it’s honest, leaves an impact and hungry for more. And using the f-word so liberally, I’d like to imagine you as a badass writer chick just for that! πŸ˜‰ Cheers, and look forward to reading more of your poems – Advaita

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      1. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  6. Tosha, once again your poetry has left me breathless. I was swept up by the imagery. Your words so easily paint upon my cerebrum. Given it is National Poetry Month I have reposted your poem “Life’s Poetry” as my feature of the day.

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