Monday, April 11, 2011

Annexed by Desire - A poem

Annexed by Desire
“To fill a Gap
Insert the Thing that caused it-“
Emily Dickinson

But you can’t
Fall again - in love -
not like this,
with the red and yellow leaves
crackling beneath our feet
we shouldn’t be
holding so close

up from the ground,
as if to show us
exactly where we are,
a slowly oozing mud,
while halfway around the world,
an opening of hatches,
military aircraft
resuming their assaults
on terrorists.

Whatever caused us to believe
these stories about happiness we tell?

Even the sparrows
don’t care to stay and look,
as my hands slide down
your back,
into enemy territory.

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