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spacer.gif   2005 CHICAGO POETRY FEST: STEPHANY ROSE
Posted by : cj on Friday, July 29, 2005 - 09:07 AM
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Members' Posting Pool .
Kiss me,

in April as you did in early June;
there, north of Chicagoís two hour traffic,
beneath the summerís sky
warming already overheated bodies
amongst family outings-
dogs barking, Frisbees and games of volleyball-
ďWe canít do that, there are children watching.Ē
Providing evidence for soon learned prejudices-
lick all the sour cream frosting
off your finger and

Feel me,
like you did in August
so Iíll defy my mother and stay
in New York for the blackout
indifferent to the loss of electricity
on the Eastern Seaboard.
The darkness reminded me of your skin-
midnight, growing darker in Trinidadís sun.
I started to buy a flag, red, black and white
from the street vendor selling incense
and body oils-he was Rasta-
I would have been presumptuous.

Hold me,
as you did in late October
confused in the early morning or fading night
as to what would make anyone drive two hours
just to sleep
uninhibited by restrictions, probing for questions.
Place my hand
in your pocket in public
spaces as you order cappuccino
proving we love to.

Kiss me
today, so Iíll have something
to write about tomorrow.


 
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