Sunday, June 3, 2012

amper&and (& other stories)

amper&and (& other stories)

i. (ampersand)

i love you like an ampersand

however short
the coming to be
of you and me

as you&me&you&me

this curving over & into
becoming both of us
something new as one

and per se and
as well as how each of us
intertwines the other

like the beach against the shore
sand between your toes
or saltwater coursing our veins

i love you like an ampersand
et cetera

ii. (the snake of you)

if i could i would
draw all the invisible songs
you have sown into my sinew & soul

starting below your ear
down your neck
over your shoulder
across your back
around your side
to your stomach

so everyone would know forever
the dancing of my heart
coiled & intertwined
with the snake of you

iii. (swimming)

once we shared a pool
you & i

in a town & hotel where neither lived
a point between us

this water joining us impromptu
like the life we never allowed

now here i am earthbound
treading water alone

not the stroke i wanted to swim
or emptiness i sought

this pool these beds those hotel rooms
beaches warm & cool

we cannot undo & cannot forget
floating atop memory

no one is faithful & of course
everyone is

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