Sunday, December 11, 2005

jamaican lightning

for Thanos who wants to know what good is left in the world.

breath
light
adrenaline urgency
tingling
heart beats double
decker buses

making a baby laugh
milky breasts heavy
children sleeping in baby slings
fists twitching
walking

catching a stranger's eye
smiling
teeth sucking
eyes rolling
loud drunks snivelling
garbled bellows
until the child stirs

breath
public silence
watching reveries above heads riding trains
have a nice day
memory orange
bittersweet and tiny
white flowers in December

winking
pain lifting
moon shine on wet lips
dreaming time
familiar arms
fucking
mellow
or frantic
Jamaican lightning
snarled Pittsburgh snow
London rain breath
and one more
breath.

1 comment:

ProfessorGQ said...

I love the descriptive way you write...you're very talented.