Saturday, October 08, 2005

made up

You maddening woman--
with your one word replies
and your long, unpregnant pauses

Like the sea--
The sailors on (and in) her know
there's not a drop to drink

Odysseus blocked up the ears of his men
and lashed himself to the deck,
and said Sail on

Maybe he even closed his eyes
to fully appreciate the legendary song--
the beautiful doom

I know now--
he heard one word:
whispered almost
and wrapped in gauze of breath

Then nothing


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