absurd dream of love

the way we lay
on the twin futon
in the heat sweat
rolling down your cavernous
starved ribs
mixing salt along my pouches of fat
in so small a space
wearing nothing but briefs

the way you wouldn’t let me
touch your penis
you wouldn’t touch me
even though we were so close
that our salt water
became the same

the way i lay
there in that excited heat
until morning came in a green mist

then we drove across the city
the sleeping ghetto bathed in grit
the repeating skyline of our crossed dreams
lit up in the smog of the rising sun
the heat beginning again
the heat beginning again
and no relief

wendy shaffer

One thought on “absurd dream of love

  1. mshairi says:

    Hi Wendy, thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I really like the poetry featured here. Great stuff!

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