Poems by Olfa Philo

Poems by Olfa Philo

 

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untouchable

touch me not !
touch me not !
i’m a mess
a corpse as such,
why shall you caress?

touch me not!
touch me not!
i have neither skin
nor bones
what you crave
to press &
compress
are but
inert
stones…

why do you
tempt me
to undress?
i have no flesh
to consume,
possess or
aggress…

have’t you ever learned
the art of finesse?
the art of love
with fine words
to weave
& tress?

gone is the flesh
i’m but a soaring soul
can you conjure me up now &
make me whole?

frozen is the body –
by your repelling lust
scattered is the heart,
reduced to dust…

my bleeding heart was
bigger than you / “vous”,
bigger than me,
bigger than the
whole universe

in its blood, you
expected me to sink?

Oh NO!
in this very blood
I’m reborn &
of it I made
my ink &
my verse…

 

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lovE spellS

when your eyelids refuse to bow
to the night’s king and rest a while

when you no longer know why? How?
your erotic dreams link & compile

So …
by love spells you are now gripped
& of your brain you are s t r i p p e d

when the sight of your lover’s face
makes your weak body catch fever

and your heartbeats start to race
of a rosy life you are a weaver

So…
by love spells you are now gripped
& of your brain you are s t r i p p e d

when your life pendulum breaks down
and you no longer set south from north

on your lover’s head you put a crown
before his/her eyes go back and forth

So …
by love spells you are now gripped
& of your brain, you are s t r i p p e d

when you start tremblin’ while hearin’
your beloved’s voice speaks on the phone

at his words’ echo start a –shiverin’
and everything for his/her sake postpone

So …
by love spells you are now gripped
& of your brain you are s t r i p p e d

when you are healthy yet feel sick
in his absence heart and soul ache

in your memory he/she plays at ‘hide and seek’
and your senses with passion do shake

So…
by love spells you are now gripped
& of your brain you are s t r i p p e d

when present yet absent- minded
to people’s talk, you become deaf

dreamin’, wonderin’ and blinded
by your future nest and family chef

So …
by love spells you are now gripped
& of your brain you are s t r i p p e d

when all your strengths do fall apart
in his/her arms like a candle melt

in fusion, eternal life starts
timeandspacenolongerfelt

So …
from Earth’s edges you are kicked
& by planet Venus you’ve been picked…

 

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oxymoron

living one’s death with
an absent presence
full of emptiness
devoid of meaning…

living one’s death with
a desperate hope,
a painful joy,
a nightmarish dream,
a flashing beam of darkness…

living one’s death with
a half-shattered heart
longing for a
half-dead love
beating in a
half-human body
yearning to survive in a
heavenly devilish world …

 

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A Fairy-tale Romance

You wake up every morning
to the lovely smile of the wall,
then the bathroom winks at you
such a seductive wink …

once tempted, you find yourself
sneaking into the other rooms
to caress the sensual furniture…

after kissing & cuddling the
soft pillows and cozy blankets,
you’re gripped by the
irresistible touch of the kitchen
where you have to massage
the insatiable dishes while
thinking about the available
ingredients to concoct the daily
bewitching recipe of happiness …

meanwhile your soul is being rocked to and fro
with the musical voices of your ‘civilized’ kids
enjoying silent games…

every now and then you & your partner
exchange romantic compliments about
the grocery list, the expenses, the bills or
the secret love affairs with the high-tech gadgets
which end up mostly with a heartfelt hug…

once the ‘last supper’ is consumed,
the perfume of the dustbin starts
tickling your noses, hence foreshadowing
a hot intercourse on the horizon …

 

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Olfa Philo

 

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