// face at the window //

white-stems

Forgive me, beloved,

for I know not what I do

with this terrible

overwhelm of beauty

before me, beside me,

pressed at the doorframes of my

deviant mind.

Her soft body maddens the veins,

mutilates the heart,

she dwells

and swells within me.

~

And I am afraid this is who I am,

this bend in my wrist toward crooked things;

the way the pain pins her mesh sick wings

to the whispering floorboards.

Is this who I am.  These expert invisible hands.

I am troubled of this knocking

knocking

knocking

knocking

against the spine cage.

~

Disrobe me as the moon clutches at the

breast, at the stomach, for absolution.

I am afraid this

must be my nature,

the threading of my distorted face,

for this howl floods the house with silence

but never does she leave me.

.

.

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8 thoughts on “// face at the window //

  1. jimmicampkin

    A piece that moved along nicely until the last stanza arrived, erotic and violent, As unexpected and destructive as absent-mindedly walking in front of a freight train, as breathlessly charged as an embrace over whatever furniture or hard surface can support the weight of two insatisable, clawing lovers. I was all ready to *like* this poem pleasantly and move on, but the final lines force me to comment.

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