Today's poem is by Jon Wilkins

Love Song

Words leapt from your mouth then
like a gymnast on the moon. You were so
lively and full of pockets.

The light in Massachusetts
tricks the mind, but I know
how we were both in love
with a fickle girl who existed,
and how the desert heat

whirled around her body like an
exploding diesel engine. Never
have I known such happiness.

Copyright © 2011 Jon Wilkins All rights reserved
from Transistor Rodeo
The University of Utah Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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