Tuesday, August 19, 2008

165x365 - Odile, 1990

guttural Odile and her boyfriend

competed with uhhs,
headboard bangs

and 2 surrounding bedrooms
of other couples "living in sin"

summer, 6 years into my vow
of celibacy of thought and act

no pillow or prayer
thick enough to block

1 comment:

Pearl said...

collective rewrite:

the L of rooms around me
had couples. most nights
one couple, sometimes
all 3 long-distance partners
were in for the weekend
banging the headboards.

me? mission-field bound,
bound to celibacy of thought,
action. praying or journaling
among competitive moans.