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his one is going to get me into trouble but it popped out just as you see it. The juxtaposition with "Mariko" , recent and equally heart-felt, doesn't help at all, esp. if Mariko (dark-eyed and still capable of fury) happens to read this over my shoulder. It's totally reprehensible. Disgusting, when you stop to think about it. Well, never let such trifling details stop you from writing a poem!! I'm not tamed yet, still swinging from the trees. Poems come as they come: blessings from an unknown source. You grab at them and you write them down. The thing that scares the hell out of me is that the source will dry up. Basta. Finito. Dust and ashes. No more


Of course

I love you darling

how can you doubt me

at the moments when

you cry out and close

your doubting eyes



and with your trust

so slender and feeble

like this

birdlike bone


your throat


forming silly words

not now


sucking in ciggies

nor downing

rum and coke



could choke


in an instant


for the moment

prefer the joys

of condom love

this cry this juicy


of nothingness

into nothing

and you sigh

as if to say

thank god that’s over

and will you

be my boy

will you love me




I will love you


and tomorrow


the next day

-- I have to go now --

for as long


I can.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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