Monday, July 09, 2007

Empty Gestures

she's reduced what she does
what we do to routine

actions, reactions
equally without color

she's shifted into neutral
out of first and second

third and fourth required
to get anywhere
but she's not equip with these gears
so she's chosen neutral
given up on romantic ambitions

menopause upon her
she's sweating it out
soaking it up with a towel
she refuses to put aside
or put down

it seems she's put aside our affair
after years of not knowing
how to fragrance it with flowers

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2007
1:26 a.m. 9/07/07


Blogger The Mafudian said...

is this who i think its about...for all i know this so sad but so beautifully written, oh how sad to lose the ability to fragrance something with flowers

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 5:48:00 PM  
Blogger Obie Quiet said...

Who you tinkin' bout, mafudian? Yes you have met this lady. I have trusted you with what we share only with friends. Many thanks for stopping by and for leaving your fingerprints and footprints.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:36:00 AM  

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