Thursday, March 11, 2010
“Come, roam over my dolphin-cold body”,
I spoke to the Wave and her sisters, the Wavelets,
“Pour salt seas through the orifices of my pleasure;
Then, laughing fish leapt out of my hot nostrils,
Ears and mouth, singing:
“We drown you and spit you out onto shore,
Flap awhile and be still, forevermore.”
“Come, caress my wild comet-haired body,”
I spoke to the Star and her sisters, the Black Holes:
“Penetrate with light the orifices of my pleasure,
Then, coal-scarred asteroids pummeled my chest,
Arms and thighs, singing:
“We set you adrift as pinpricks of fire in space,
Twinkle awhile and die with the night.”
“Come, pierce with sharp nicks my ripple-fed body,”
I spoke to the Wind and her sisters, the Breezes,
“Waft and warp the pores that bleed and weep,
Then, butterfly-teeth tore into bits my soft sinews,
Stomach and loins, singing:
“We cast you afloat on the leylines of memories,
Remember and be tormented.”
“Come, tempt with fragrance my destitute body,”
I spoke to the Flower and her sisters, the Petals,
“Stab me, scrape away the skin that envelopes,
Then, thorn-fingers put out my dark-lashed eyes,
Tongue and navel, singing:
“We steal from you all you are and ever will be,
We leave you forever empty.”
Saturday, October 10, 2009
so we meet again, under purple,
two shadows, not yet blackened.
inevitably, again reversal meets,
under purple, not yet black-end.
why do we meet? who are we? two
or many? multiply legion to soften
one another, insatiate eyes remain,
tolling, blanket of purple, a soft-end.
where did we meet? to what end?
end to end on end, head to feet,
toes to nose, navel to navel, even
the purple unfolds, uneven deaf-end.
and we are those that meet under
purple to sink into black, to shake
hands with eyes and eat bread in
secret, to flow satiate to dead-end.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Different and the same.
With each the insanity is different,
With each the shape of lust is the same.
Darkness over the face of the deep
Earth, shapeliness forming out of
With each the lack of love is palpable.
With each the relief they get after they fall or fail lifts and buoys them up.
Different and similar?
Different in the end
Though the same.
I remain or have ended up sane.
Behind the seemingly shapely-shapeless shamelessness of my lust.
They still come.
Love is Elsewhere.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A bunch of pale-yellow, wrinkled Indian
Women wrapped in grey, cotton coverings
Chant-faded, wind-blown granny slokas
Worm-holing, eddying, meaning less and less;
Oyster-shell mouths, closing, opening
To drone a requiem for dull-clad Indian
Women dyed in yellow, orderly saris
pleating a culture of blind humming,
drumming up the ancient, spent, ashen,
sperm of routine, illusions and emptiness,
Voices drowning, bowed down Indian
Women lie down, thighs pried apart
by lusty, wheat-eyed industrial men
Carving up, fragmenting Sita’s purity,
burning, pock-marking, disemboweling
This bunch of cow-ish, cowed down Indian
Women bent down, beat low, eating dust,
Offering cold-spread buttocks to fascists;
Pink-soft vaginas speared by black lingams;
See now, watch how, the Third Eye opens.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
But how could she tell her mother
The room she saw a week ago
Had pink walls, pink toys,
A pink tape-recorder,
The volume peaked to drown her shock,
Give her a new notion of the colour?
Always think of pearl,
The beads that fell yesterday.
Always think of pretty flowers
Like the aging bougainvillea.
Always think of lace,
Always think of lip gloss,
My lips when you smile
And for summer days,
Think of candy floss.