Apr 18, 2013
bard in the wings/pimp/aria/nicki/their first time - jnana hodson
BARD IN THE WINGS
The cabby to the airport
would soon be teaching dramatics
though he hates Shakespeare.
In the event
of emotion discomfort
please use bag.
An airplane far below
was a crucifix stalled in place
as the world moves.
and then left
through different states.
most despicable of men
twists a girl’s need
puts her on the street
and dope in her veins
reduces her to bones
devours her flesh
in three fast years
and takes the profit
the tribal lord:
the women work
A love poem?
How could your hair be as thick and as beautiful
as the arms of a large kelp floating through the office?
I imagined brain-waves from a waterfall
when you spoke with such maturity.
How furiously in those dreams
you returned my passion.
The boss’ daughter, so full of scorn,
would be water crashing on rocks the next day.
THEIR FIRST TIME
Thinking of her the day after, wondering
if she was holding true to tradition.
The regret, the epithet. He had no way
of knowing how valid they were.
In the rapture, the promise
she’d be true, anew.
Jnana celebrates a long list of American symphonic composers. He blogs at Jnana’s Red Barn (jnanahodson.net)