Can’t You See It? (Spoken Word Poetry)




Angry, torrid,
Waves towering,
Green water thundering,
My life, losing…

Longing to be saved.

You see that in my eyes,
Can’t you?

Cradling your soft hands,
Mine coarse, rough, calloused,
Touching diaphanous,
Silken skin,
Porcelain you,
Rarified, glorious,
My life, needing…

Longing to be held.

You see that in my eyes,
Can’t you?

Feeling your head,
Your spirit,
Resting on my shoulder,
Hair spilling on me,
Absorbing my hurt,
My heartbeat begging body’s safety,
Harbor in life’s storms…

Longing to embrace your delicate refuge.

You see that in my eyes,
Can’t you?

Look at me.
Iris, slate-blue luster,
Tears filling,
Crystalline rivulet,
Coursing down my cheek,
Wellspring of happiness and desire,
The source.


Grant my hungering urgency.
Nurse my wounded yearning.
Believe my heart, rich whispers.

Nothing hidden.

Gaze at me again,
My face, the mirror of my soul.

You can see it.

Can’t you see it?


I’m in love with you.

© 2019 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

64 thoughts on “Can’t You See It? (Spoken Word Poetry)

      1. I really appreciate that!!

        And, I will read this one. Love to. I do believe the piece lends itself to the spoken word.

        You will see, and hear, these words again in the not-too-distant-future.


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  1. Your reading of this poem, Bill…. is just WOW. It’s as if you are speaking to the listener, begging them to see how you feel and what’s in your heart. The emotion is so on point. The way you pause, change your tone of voice when asking “Can’t you?”. That slight quiver in your voice… so authentic and the yearning can be felt and heard. This is sheer magic, my friend. I have to take my foil hat off for this one! lol

    Really excellent job on the poem and the vocal delivery of it!

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    1. So many thanks Tanya!! I’ll be publishing an ebook this spring that will include some spoken word tracks… so I’m just trying to practice a bit. You all are my unfortunate victims. 😊

      Thank you for being so accommodating!


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