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June 15, 2015

Good Lie

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Poem: Poems Do Not Lie To Us

June 15, 2015

 

 

poems do not lie to us

no,

they lie over us like lovers

stroking our breathing into ecstasy

yes,

stroking us with each stanza

each line a caress

each word a kiss

weighty and moist and fecund

each syllable a nipple, a thigh, a neck

to be touched

pondered

yes,

and made precious

by our caring examination

yes,

made precious

by our constant care

 

poems do not lie to us

no,

but they lie with us

like lovers

yes,

like lovers

lying line by line

lay lines lying

across the sheet

yes,

top to bottom

head to tail

yes,

side by side

yes,

lines lying on the sheet

 

poems and lovers do not lie to us