Remembering March

For Craig Arnold
9.04.01

I had never tasted Sherry until that night.

Strong and smooth—like every word he said.

Something about the movement of his fingers,
how they danced as he spoke, how they felt across the
swell of my back.

My eyes didn’t seem to focus at any moment;
plastic cup numbed in my hand. Then,
he lay there—horizontally—too long
for a sideways bed, as I took in the reading of the
most beautiful poem I have ever heard
from a poets mouth, in my ear:

“…because at the play, backstage, on opening night
she conjured out of the vast yards of her dress
an avocado and a razorblade,
slit the one open with the other, flayed
the pebbled skin, and offered me a slice”….–

And for a brief moment, I thought I was in love.

Later when he kissed me with the same mouth
from which those insanely amazing words danced from,
is another poem entirely.

Advertisements

Categories: Poetry

Tagged as:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 177 other followers

Heartbeat Nosh Salt Lake City restaurants

Featured on LocalEats

LocalEats featured blog

Followers

Archives

Hits since July 30, 2012

  • 105,442 visits
%d bloggers like this: