The Word “yes”

Standard

Image

There are birds in the morning, warmth
passing through our bodies; you
are the first curve I feel and wrap

tightly around. A still silence
in your eyes assures words
cannot touch us here, that even

thought is a trick of light,
but when we lean skull to skull
and together, voicelessly, hum,

I sense formal penetration
dismissed flesh long ago. When
you rise to stretch your torso

and bathe, I watch composting
leaves on the rooftop outside your
bedroom window grow flowers.

Poetry, 2011

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s