A Poem for January - A Kneeling Posture


Oh, Pink body
Oh, my snake body
Cast a spell
On the crescent moon
Determine to change
Turn the tide
Hold no promise
To perpetuate truth

Oh, Mother body
Oh, my shelter body
Sing the blues
To the deserted dollhouse
Mourn in polka
Curse in verse
Keep no room
To impregnate god

Oh, Soft body
Oh, my woman body
Deliver a book
From the harem’s room
Record the dates
Repeat the lines
Make no return
To the prayer’s mat

Milk Dark Time, drawing 2013