the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
 
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
 
i am an unmarried mother
 
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
 
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
rebirth
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...
 

ever a virgin

you tell me
you surrendered
to a whim
i feign a protest
and think how come
there are no bra strap marks
on your blemishless
skin

i tell you
about YouTube’s dirty clone
you smile and ask
multitasking, are we?
i persist casually
you begin to talk
of visual merchandising

ever a virgin

4 February 2007