Sunday, August 26, 2007

Over Proof Rum
for N.B.

drunk, what you get, how you feel
on Wednesdays, when she comes in

how she makes her body move
makes twist, stops
without warning, starts again
as abruptly, stops

heartbeat, breathing of whoever looks,
she affects, controls, as she rolls her hips

intended or unintended, akin to oceans

indicates, confirms, one maker’s hands
took her buns from the oven
hand from which flows, rivers, rapids,
rolling oceans, rolling seas

rolling or roving eyes
hearts quickly beating
while the fire in her burns

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2007
4:18 p.m. 23/08/07

Cyber Buddies
for N.T.

dead, sterile, like a pencil or pen
a computer has no life until I pick it up

but similarly, what are we unless, until
God picks us up

what are we when he puts us down

I pick the computer up
to get through to her
she puts the computer down
like receivers
of two phones

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2007
4:04 p.m. 23/08/07


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