Today's poem is by Simone Muench
A Captivating Corset
We look for refuge but drift to damage,
toward asphyxiation & cord slippage.
Propose, then dispose. In a vaporous season,
half-endings visit the backdoor with frisson.
Is desire a viral captivity? Or, a tender pour
of milk into an infinite glass? A rapport
between flutter & verdict. Cedar
sweetness of skin instructs even as we blur
into blushing clouds, atmospheric, dispersed.
Silk scarves fasten wrists to a dark-tailed bird
windfalling through air, spinning regimes
to bondage narratives, programmed to be
belittled. Surge of marrow when the body bends
toward its own dismantling, toward the hands
unscrolling stockings, limbs complicated &
unbiblical. The nerve burden of our molecular outbreak.
Copyright © 2009 Simone Muench All rights reserved
from Orange Crush
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