Sunday, May 09, 2010

Left Open
for D.B.A.

there was this opening
and I slipped inside

two sides of her skirt
where it in front divided

requiring two swift hands
to handle what was like
a door's two sides
what was like that moment
in “Chocolat”

when Vianne and her daughter,
Anouk entered the town
and the cold wind blew
and the door to the church,
in two halves, flew open
and the handsome, tall mayor
rose and went aggressively
to shut the wind out

to restore order
as was his wont at every turn

what I vehemently desire
to get at, to get at here
is how- is that she constantly
and possibly deliberately

leaves openings for invited
as well as uninvited
for desirable as well
as undesirables

to get in, to be let in, allowed in
and like the second mate
of that woman with long chin
beautiful still, in Brazilian film
"Me You Them"

baby for one man
and then for another

lover of one man
then of another

second lover
wanting to keep any other out

unable to hold on to her
unable to tame her

or to make her belong to him
longer than she could tolerate
longer than she could relate


© Obediah Michael Smith, 2010
1:20 a.m. 09.05.10

2 Comments:

Anonymous D.A. said...

Quite nice. Cant let the skirt go uhh?

Sunday, May 09, 2010 9:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obie,
This art of yours is so inviting, so intimate...I feel it on the soft of my fingertips. You know what I mean?
-Aurora

Thursday, May 13, 2010 6:51:00 PM  

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