Friday, July 30, 2010

Late for 1 o’clock Mass
for A.W.

Wildgoose girl, wild gooseberries
wild cherries

while others while away the time
wild time, make merry

what you hug me for
I say like I’d say
what you hurt me for or hit me for

fling yourself against me
even in innocence
even innocently like you did

and I am altered
and likely for all times
as one is by assault

so what you hug me for
I say, I ask as if complaining
as if threatening to retaliate

I strike back, I react with a poem
as if to say, take that

© Obediah Michael smith, 2010
1:01 p.m. 29.07.10


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite brilliant. You and other woman and other poems quite Obi like.

Friday, July 30, 2010 11:39:00 AM  

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