Saturday, October 02, 2004

This Taunting Tender Night

now
a tattered cacophony.
here
flagrant disrobing.
this
seasonal lust,

each tree, bush, flower
well spent and fading.

shiny buckeyes roll their pupils
on the rumpled leaves.

acorns slip off their hats
smooth, brown. innocent

love.
a naked tree.
orgiastic
foliage undulant.
slippery
leaves, slurping gutters

guzzle rain water.
skin, hair tingling.

road at night presents
it’s peculiar V. Husband sleeps

cradling an infant’s head.
four lips dream of suckling.

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