Monday, February 28, 2005

poem : dolorosa


Remember the upright bass and piano
in the cavern of a restaurant
under the Dolorosa Street bridge?

I keep placing myself back in your arms,
let your mind pour over my body.

We try bonding differently now:
no longer roses in your coat
but tree branches, full with spring blossoms.
The crickets are up all night, making it hard to resist their calls.

The story ends when I open the door
rather, find another reason to open that door.
My hair in its tight bun
easily undone
by your hands –

those hands, the last on that list of things I refuse.

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