Satellite

“Dave Matthews Band,” 
he crooned into my mouth.
I ate his breath, saying, 
“Feel my breasts sing for you?”
He sucked my gasp, 
tasted my tongue,
took me.

Surprise blurred my sight 
and music slicked my thighs,
the night the sun wore black 
and asked me to dance.

Was that when he changed 
the orbit of your heart?
 
“No,” I said, 
to the blue wormhole in my chest.
My gown had been green that spring. 
“Remember?” 

Yes. His garb brown, wrinkled; 
smelling of trouble.

Our Gaia had been dark green, 
small and on wheels.

“Go for a spin with me,” 
he said, 
reaching out.
I took his hand. 
He took my all. 
Kept it for always.

Watching others dance and twirl, 
makes me miss my Dark Sun; 
yearn for the flares freckling his nose, 
for the fire of his touch; 
the trouble. 

Without him, 
I revolve not. 
I’m caged, 
bursting with loneliness, 
decaying; 
brain infected by the existence of a dying star, 
wondering why life can’t go on 
spinning without the cackles 
of an earthy satellite. 

“She misses you, too,” 
I chant three times, 
willing thrice-spoken words 
to touch the Sun.  


(the Tuesday Platform, with Marian – Feb 3, 2015)

Note: One glance at Salvador Dali’s Venus and The Sailor, made me think of “Satellite” by Dave Matthews Band. I thought about a lonely person watching a couple dance from far away. I went to the band’s site to look for a bit of inspiration... the cover of Away from the World took my breath away. Isn’t it amazing, and incredibly sad? 
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No, “Satellite” is not part of the album, but I was taken anyway. Stop by Magpie Tales 135 to see what Señor Dali brings out of the heart of a very special group of artists.

43 comments:

  1. I like the notion of eating his breath...mmm...yes...Dave Matthews Band!

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    1. I think that when we love and someone loves us right back, words, caresses, looks... are like food for the spirit. And Dave Matthews Band rocks!

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  2. Oh, this is lush and delicious! I like the pairing with Dave Matthews Band too.

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    1. It was the seeing the dance from so far away that made me think of Dave Matthew Band's "Satellite."

      "Lush and delicious!" I like ;-)

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  3. very cool...love your use of language...its fantastical at points, but works really well...the crooning into your mouth...the blue worm hole in your chest...very cool...

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    1. Life tastes so much sweeter when conventional reality meets other realities to make something new... something real in the mind, which create emotions that become real for the flesh ;-)

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  4. I'm with Brian. Fine imaginative use of words makes your Magpie come alive.

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    1. Aw, the joy of a living Magpie. Now let's hope she doesn't fly away with all my shiny things ;-)

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  5. interesting use of the language. imaginative and evocative - made for a good read :-)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the read and the "interesting use of the language."

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  6. "Without him, I revolve not. I’m caged. Bursting with loneliness. Decaying." I found these lines overwhelming, in an immensely satisfying poem.

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    1. Overwhelming as in it doesn't fit? I'm asking because I was trying to convey desperation, discomfort, even hopelessness, so if it felt like you were choking on the words, then I did well. But if it took you out of the poem, then I failed ;-( *sigh*

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    2. I was trying to convey desperation, discomfort, even hopelessness,

      yeah - that worked

      jzb

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  7. I took his hand. He took my all. Kept it for always.

    Definitely my favorite part - Its almost an ending right in the middle of the poem.

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    1. I agree. The tones changes and everything. Hm, I might split it in the future. Write a part one and part two ;-)

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  8. “Go for a spin with me,” he had said, reaching out.

    That's one way to ask a lady for a dance. :)

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    1. I agree, Trellisimo, some people can do delicious things with words ;-)

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  9. I am a fan of Dave Matthews and I can feel these mighty urges... increasing, every so slowly, as well....so hard to conceal a fondness for his music....

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    1. Good old Dave has touched me in ways the art of very few others have. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who feels the pull ;-)

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  10. "He sucked my gasp; tasted my tongue; took me.
    Surprise blurred my sight and music slicked my thighs," Wow! LOVE. It may be time to go wake up that hubby of mine. The whole piece is just amazing, but, tart that I am, that one reached out, circled my waist, and pulled me roughly back against the hard plane of it's golden chest.

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    1. I sure hope the hubby woke up, you discussed the matter in a very physical way, and then passed out in each other's arms ;-)

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  11. I love where you took us...I enjoyed the journey.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Writing it left me full of a wonderful feeling, I hope you got some of it ;-)

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  12. It's been far too long since my breasts have sung....haha! More of a weird whistly thing....like when you breath through your nose at night and one slips out :)

    The imagery was beautiful....it struck a chord with my Goddess self...and her ears perked up!

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    1. Whenever I'm about to be convinced I'm the only naughty-minded person around here, you my dear Cameron remind me why I like you so much lol

      I'm glad your Goddess was tickled ;-)

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  13. Strong images and (fan, fan) emotions

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  14. This speaks of want in such a big and beautiful way. Love this Magaly!!

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    1. I'm so glad you think so. The song has always made me think the same...

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  15. Was that when he changed
    the orbit of your heart?

    “No,” I said,

    But i think the real answer is yes
    And what he took through that blue hole
    left a chasm that can't be filled

    namaste
    jzb

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  16. awww... nice. been a while since i've heard that song but this sure evokes a similar feeling.

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  17. Oh that language of lust filled attraction.. reason and love does not only syncopate well.. and yes I love that record cover.. Thank you for sending me into this music... there is a pull there.

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  18. Really gorgeous piece, Magaly.

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  19. This is one that builds on itself, image by image and line by line--I especially loved the brown wrinkled clothes of trouble and the earth or her goddess or both spinning small on dark wheels. It's got that Dave Mathews mood to it, too--cerebral and sensual and heart-broken, but hidden.

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    1. " It's got that Dave Mathews mood to it, too--cerebral and sensual and heart-broken, but hidden." *nodding...*

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  20. I thought the poem could have been over at "orbit of my heart", but that which followed was image-filled and intriguing.

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    1. A bit like life, perhaps... We think it's over, but not quite. ;-)

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  21. Love Dave Matthews .. read this a second time substituting Leonard Cohen's name ~ hope you don't mind. Smiles.

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