Photo: D. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto

The back of the head,
the fuzz on a baby’s crown,
the bare neck of a grown man
reveal secrets.

Plant then a kiss
or gentle touch.
Soothe the fragility
of creation


If the link is still open, I’m post this to dVerse Poetics, Shanyn’s prompt on Macro Photography, Micro Poetry!


11 thoughts on “Vulnerability

  1. Mary says:

    Love the thoughts in this poem, Victoria. And the picture….there is something very soothing about the back of a head, I think. Whether human or canine or feline!


  2. PoetJanstie says:

    Victoria, this is simply lovely, positively heart-warming and it touches everything that is human in us. Thank you for sharing this.


  3. I love this, oh that soothing kiss.


  4. I want to search those soothing places… lovely writing Victoria…


  5. claudia says:

    oh they reveal secrets indeed…and good to handle them careful and with the deserved awe… there’s much beauty in fragility as well


  6. rmp says:

    ah, yes…soothe away.



  7. Abhra Pal says:

    Beautiful piece Victoria – I have never read anything before that portrays vulnerability of affection so beautifully. Such a great concept with the word and truly soulful.


  8. shanyns says:

    Love those soothing places, like backs of necks, a great photo and love your choice of words for the micropoetry!


  9. Brian Miller says:

    oo i kinda like that soothing kiss…smiles…
    these are simple pleasures…and life…is def fragile….


  10. Wonderful. Thank you, Victoria.


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