Sunday, November 30, 2008

Making Room

describing you
to myself

i pour hot

in silence
an ampoule

cooled glass

a moment
before desire

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Deep in the throat
they laugh-
hungry little bodies
with their pointing bones
fastened with buttons
hooking eyes

He has seen her
through her window
turning her body in
the mirror

This is a gift
(she tells him)
Takes his wrist

Fingertips focus
in childlike

It may take
grow inside
leave accompanied
by words and sounds

In her parents’ bed
Red mouth agape
she listens to his

He lies
beside her

Monday, November 17, 2008


When I watch you choose your face in the morning.
When you hold the silk voice to your unshaven cheek.
Muffle questions with the scarf of your full throat.
I want to bite your tiny glass fingers,
snag the fibres of your lungs
in my clenched cat teeth
with indifference.

It stays like this,
holds to the refrain.
Strains to open and wriggle free
then leans back into itself.
A perfect disciple.

This is how we queue to touch you.
In the middle of your chest
dousing for certainties-
through the ribs,
through the pink flesh,
through the mouth.