Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “Tongues” by Jessica Greku. Greku is a student at Baruch College in New York City. She enjoys nature and finds inspiration for her writing in the little moments in life that often go unnoticed. Originally from Staten Island, she currently resides in Manhattan.
A storm stirring up in my body
causing my soul to tremble
and my heart to quiver.
Thoughts escape captivity
and bolt to be voiced
only to be faced with the barricade
that presents itself as a tongue tucked away
behind a broken smile.
Poet’s Notes: While we can manage our actions, the spectrum of our thoughts and emotions is often beyond the realm of our control. In certain instances, we find ourselves disregarding our deep-rooted thoughts and contradicting them through our actions.
Editor’s Note: What a poetic way to experience a kiss! The concept of thoughts fighting to be voiced only to collide with a kiss brings a bold freshness to an otherwise cliché topic.