Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Auto Erotica

On those long, loping, summer afternoons
when the air has turned a thick, milky, mess

when breathing suddenly becomes a negative proposition
I stop my breathing so I can die for a few moments.

While dead
I promise not to write between our lines

I won't be dead long enough to write
just long enough to live

just long enough
for one last startling act of contrition

I can't be resurrected like some faux Jesus
but I can always rise to the occasion

then I'm reminded of France, circa 1955
and your little brown dress.

The peaceniks up north wave signs
"Make Love, Not War"

yet we all fight and die
in wars fought on mottled streets

where some fool once said
no heart beats alone.

Why do the leaves turn their backs on us
just before it rains

faster, faster
we don't know what it means to be slow

your sex wraps around me
like a swirling backbeat

rewind, play
repeat.

© 2011 A.g. Synclair

7 comments:

  1. ... you didn't mention the shoes ...

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  2. Restraint...I thought the shoes would be overkill..

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  3. Well, yeah...

    I need to write a sexy shoe poem... :)

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  4. I kinda meant that restraint is overkill with me. :P

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  5. Really? I had no way of knowing...

    :P

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