Friday, August 31, 2012


We dusted the mantel and the mantel pieces
   swept the floor and threw out the casualties
I replaced the water and put a flower in every vase
each a new jewel set against our adornments
Your face was spectacular
the picture of ridges subtlety muses
Something as old as the earth and greater than its surface
   came to mind and we sat with each other

      dust dinosaurs and Saturn in our living room
the kitchen held us
two beasts hacking away at onions celery carrots
we spoke plainly
mouths opening closing
against fingertips collecting cherry pits
Curiousity etching lines into our foreheads
   quiet gestures of affection

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