Winter 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 2010 |

Asphyxia Instead: An Interlude

All blank; yet some dark-light of the mind cometh. Avarice; I will know you yet my love. Wandering wanderlust, wonder lest, erotic asphyxiation cum sexual predisposition: a premonitory proclivity, to kill everything beautiful. Beautiful, I see; beautiful I will never see; come to me anyway won't you? Pathology of postmortem desire; I would sweep the floor with your black, black hair, and scour the pots and pans with your dark eyes. He would love the way they were the greatest shade of blue when you first emerged from my heart (the dark, dark matter of her womb that I cared for as my own for a time) and I would remind him that many babies come into the light with eyes like that, then lose them quickly enough, once they adjust to that harsh light to grow them and grow them.

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