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First Line: This is for you, with your umbrella
Last Line: This is for that night your body was neither here nor there
Subject(s): Love; Love - Unrequited; Sex


This is for you, with your umbrella,
Your suitcase stuffed with roadmaps,
And the fatal blouse unbuttoned.

This is not for your precarious bedroom.

I couldn't help but notice
As several of your possessions assumed false identities:
The clock, for instance,
And your mother's portrait.

I couldn't keep my eyes off that space between your breasts,
A tract of liberated ground.

And later, when the bed sank
Like an earthen raft in the middle of a field, well...

Just the same,
This is for that night your body was neither here nor there.


Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org




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