Monthly Archives: September 2009

Ok, Ok, Ok…

Been promising words to myself and fellow bloggers like Miss Keely for days and days.  A half-dozen, half-written posts later, I give up. I’m grabbing my bedside poetry journal right this minute, closing my eyes, flipping through and pointing.  Perennial-editor be damned.

look at me
more to the left, please

curve me
along the convex line of an antique mirror
dusty and fragrant

periphery is key
I am best seen sideways
I am like the sun

if you stare full on
prepare to open

paint me in the way
that resolves your mother complex,
please

so we can move on
to nectar

but don’t forget to smile back
first
or we’ll never get to hello

you’ll be unknowable
and I’ll be wilting

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