Indulgence #poem #poetic prose #short prose #review #poetry collection

Skeletal fragments of coral and mollusks glued by calcite.

Limestone giving birth to grays, beige, and blue.

Your eyes as green as the grass on the dewy morning when slithering snakes were driven into the sea.

Tears on your cheeks. I wipe them with my palms.

The desire to rebuild your soul. I cannot stop it.  I am like those women who think that their naked thighs and transparent negligées can fix a broken heart. In fact, I am worse than them.  I think I can fix your soul.

I love you. Yet, my instincts are those of a simple worshiper of reality. There is no sanctity in them.

Oh, indulgence of the self, how ignorant we are.

My poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings featured in San Francisco Book Review. 


@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

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122 thoughts on “Indulgence #poem #poetic prose #short prose #review #poetry collection

    1. Hola Drew,
      Thank you so much for your beautiful words. Enjoy your walk. Stay away of alligators. Make sure you get back 🙂
      Make your day fabulous.

      1. G,

        It feels so good to complete one’s goals for the week. Now, I can relax and enjoy the weekend. (Oh, I haven’t found any gators but I have crossed paths with quite a few snakes).

        I believe I mentioned how the charcter revealed info about herself, she did this while telling us about her “lover.” It was masterful, the way you did this. The writer’s voice never imposed on the story, it was done gently, smoothly, and with precision.

        Bravo Amiga. This is how writing should be.

        Have a gorgeous weekend.

      2. Drew, I am glad you feel good. It makes me feel good too. Thank you again for your wonderful words. I am stunned and humbled by the praise.
        Take good care of yourself. Enjoy your weekend and charm us with a poem 🙂 The world can’t breathe without your exquisite poetry.

      3. Should we order a ventilator for the world? Nothing is coming to me. When it comes to poetry, I think I am a has been.
        Thanks for the vote of confidence.

      4. A ventilator and an air purifier. That will do. I understand how you feel now. Let’s give it a month or two.

  1. I’m breathless. This is wonderful. Superb. The lust, the sensuality, the BEAUTY! Wow dearest Gabriela!❤❤❤

    Lots and lots of love to you and your loved ones💖
    Have a wonderful weekend filled with smiles🌹

    1. Oh, my dearest Ishita, you are so kind to me. Thank you for your marvelous words. I am so trilled and so humbled by your comment. Thank you again sweetheart.
      Sending you plenty of love for the weekend.

  2. Magnificent and intense poem!!! 😍😘
    I love your poems!!! 😍
    I send you a very big hug full of affection!!! 🤗♥️♥️♥️ xoxoxo 💖😘🌹🌹🌹

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dearest Ely. You are such a gem. Please know I love your work with all my heart too.
      Love and huge hugs. Have a magnificent weekend.

    1. Hi Ingrid. Thank you for your beautiful words and for your support. They mean a lot to me. Did I say this before? That is because I mean it. Have a wonderful weekend sweetheart.
      Much love.

    1. Aw.. Brad thank you very much for your wonderful words. You are sweet. I’ll tell you more but we don’t have a balcony 🙂
      Thank you again and enjoy your weekend my friend.

    1. You are so kind sweetheart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Sending you lots of love.

  3. The part about thighs, negligees and fixing broken souls is amazing, Gab.

    Sometimes even us worshippers of reality can get carried away…

    1. Thank you so much B. I am glad you liked that part.
      “Sometimes even us worshippers of reality can get carried away…” Beautiful. Come to think of it that’s true, isn’t it?
      Have a wonderful weekend. What’s for dinner? Escargots? 😉

  4. So many of your poems are like beautifully woven silk bandages that gently settle around life’s toughest questions, innermost desires, or deepest pains, offering quiet comfort, introspection, and relief. Beautiful!

    1. Good morning Darren. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. Coming from you they are music to my ears. I am so trilled you enjoy my writings.
      Have a wonderful 4th. I will be in touch during the weekend.

  5. thus is raw and deep – to save a soul we think we know the ways but it is as elusive as the colours that run down their cheeks in the hue of colours you have touched with your palm – oh you have touched my soul with this one Gabriela.

    1. As always, your comment is so beautiful and so full of meaning. You touched my soul too. Thank you Gina. You are blessed and you bless all of us with your wonderful words.
      May your weekend be magical.

      1. i cant begin to describe the wealth of emotions I feel when I read your words – and to you a magic filled weekend too

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, David. I am humbled and honored that you read my work. “I sense the beauty of your deep and abiding love.” I treasure those words. The rest is up to the interpretation of the reader.
      Have a magnificent weekend and thank you again.

  6. Beautiful imagery and what a heart rending piece of writing, Gabriela. This line really got to me: “I am worse than them. I think I can fix your soul.” How often we fall into that trap. <3

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Diana. You beautiful words made my morning. Yes, we do fall into that trap very often. I think a lot about.
      Huge hugs.

  7. Fantastic, Gabriela. How many broken hearts and wasted souls are lost forever because no one had the self-indulgence to try to fix them?

    1. Thank you Timothy. I am so trilled you liked the piece. I guess the answer to your question is too many. Sending everyone a hug. Maya sends kisses.

    1. Thank you so much hon. You are talented and sweet. I am thrilled to have you read my work. Enjoy the weekend 🌹🤗💕🌸🌸

      1. Goodness, you are very kind, dearest Gabriela! Thank you very much for such sweet words. You and your beautiful poetry are an inspiration to each one of us. ❤😍
        And, you are most welcome, always. ❤🤗🌹💝

      2. My pleasure hon and thank you again for your beautiful words, Have a wonderful week.
        Love and hugs

  8. Oh, indulgence of the self, how ignorant we are… this goes way beyond the mind. There is so much in this. If you begin to think there is this endless energy giving way in your heart.
    Beautiful work , my high Priestess of poetry .. bravo and congratulations 🥳

    1. Yassy, you are a doll. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your magnificent comment. I read you but I still miss you. I don’t know why. Anyway sending you lots of love and blessings.

    1. Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you. I just read your wonderful piece. It’s incredible.

    1. Aw.. Eric. My most sincere thanks. Sending you scents of summer roses.

    1. I don’t think I can Bo but thank you 🌹I hope you feel better sweetheart.

      1. Bo I am sorry to hear that. I hope everything gets better soon. Sending you love 🌹❤️🌹

    1. Oh, my sweet Katy, thank you so much.
      Sending you love and hugs.
      Wait… I forgot the flowers. Plenty of flowers too.

  9. What a beautiful, intense, powerful, sensual & sensitive poem. Every word is echoing me….I see them in the form of beautiful imagery….quite a breathtaking writing….making me breathless….I’m simply speechless….I think, I’m diving to die in this indulgence ❤️

    1. Aw.. Navin .. you are covering me with praise. You took my breath away. Thank you and thank you for the love. I am trilled you like the piece.
      Don’t die, please. The world needs your gorgeous poetry. Now and forever.
      Sending you love and plenty of good wishes.

      1. If you would keep writing such beautiful poems like this…I’ll keep dying to live from the deep….sending you love as well with positive enerG ❤️

  10. Beautiful Button what an amazing piece about what we do for love. Gorgeous lines.

    “I am like those women who think that their naked thighs and transparent negligées can fix a broken heart. In fact, I am worse than them.  I think I can fix your soul.”

    A very raw, honest and thoughtful piece about what we are willing to do to get what we want out of love. The price paid. I love this piece.

    Hope you are having a lovely day today my friend. Happy 4th of July. Sending you lots of hugs, and love. 🤗🤗💕💖 Yours, honeybun

    1. My dearest honeybun
      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I am thrilled you liked the piece.
      Oh, your beautiful wishes! They brighten my days. Stay blessed and Happy 4th of July. Enjoy yourself.
      G (Button)

      1. You too dearest Button. I am delighted you are finding time to write. I hope you are enjoying your days before the new school year. Love to you always, Honeybun
        xoxoxo ❤️💕💖

  11. Oh G

    “I love you. Yet, my instincts are those of a simple worshiper of reality. There is no sanctity in them.”

    You write so magnificently. You make me hold my breath. I’m still holding it…. where is sanctity….

    You never fail to capture my heart, my gorgeous and talented friend. I will keep sending flowers and love. How about an outdoor bathtub with lit candles and essential oils and big fluffy towels and robes, too?

    Happy weekend dear G xoxoxox

    1. Aw.. my fabulous Rachel. You are a dream that brings joy in my life. Thank you for your magnificent praise. It heals my wounds.
      I hope you are ok Rachel. I am a bit worried about you. I worry every time you are not on WP. I am worried and at the same time I feel something different this time. I am not going to say what I feel here.
      Anyway, I am sending you:
      1. the most marvelous flowers on earth
      2. One boat filled with love
      3. One boat filled with hugs

      “How about an outdoor bathtub with lit candles and essential oils and big fluffy towels and robes, too?”
      That sounds wonderful. Let’s do it tonight? The moon is still full.

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