Monday, May 03, 2010

Love Songs
for D.B.A.

as I did before
I began looking too late
for her building
off East Street,
Stainless Steel
sign upon it

words to end a poem
on a building like a gift
like a message

her poem about love
about how it works
about whether it works

thoughts of love inspired
by radio station,
98.7
piping love songs

she in her mom’s car
awaiting her return
listening to love songs

she wonders if love
could be trusted

relied upon
what percentage of the time
or does it malfunction
needing/in need of WD40

or does it rust, lose its edge

its sheen

sign on that building

business which supplies
steel
which resists stains
resists staining

what of love though

was this building, sign upon it
insurance, reassurance
some guarantee about love

that it sustains unblemished

untarnished

whatever weather
it might be
or might
have been
left out in

rain upon it,
sun upon it
spit upon it,
shit upon it

able to wash it off
and good to go

like when creation
commenced
on the first morning
of the world

when the whirl began


© Obediah Michael Smith, 2010
4:52 p.m. 30.05.10

1 Comments:

Anonymous D.A. said...

As expected the 'remake' of Stainless Steel is quite successful. Amazing how an analysis or comment of my poem craeted a poem. I am so glad to be a part(in a different way) of your work.

Monday, May 03, 2010 2:07:00 PM  

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