poet in an empty house  

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4/23/2006 8:51 pm

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4/23/2006 8:52 pm

poet in an empty house


poet in an empty house
He writes himself into the world
its perfect
architect
into imaginary
memories of bowling and deck chairs
pressed close in cool corners
into the serendipitous
discovery of her musk
as she confesses in mute dampness.

His abstractions are carefully protected
until the phone jangles him back to half cups
of marsh-water and the repo man. Delilah
steals his hair;
locks of absent-
(or single-) mindedness fall to scissors.
Yet he seeks her again, recognizes

the very shape of her molecules in a scrap
of silk, does himself to an aromatic arpeggio.





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