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Monday, April 18, 2011

datum, or, "from the court"

one:
with no direction-
no tongue-in-groove,
linear growth,
formalities,
commonplace,
and even what-have-you,
will collapse.

Desire,
turns to Need,
for blankets and shelter
where days spent under lamp shades
begin to blur
-like the knots of a blindfold-
for lack of want
and ware.

two:
where pennies bruise value,
the priceless knowledge of scarcity
draws desire up the droppers neck

judge and jury alike
chew the gavel;

conviction and sentencing
pull the covers away

from the sweat
of entanglement.

three:
a fistful of hair
opens her throat
as our breath,
becomes taught
and expensive

i grip each curve
with the need to accelerate-
desolate,
aside from being so colorful
with anticipation.

four:
crisp and covetted
curl and parch,
perfect in this last moment
where the chased
became prey
and the prayers are folded
and pocketed
with such a tangible
and casual,
greed.

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

Three is suuuuppper intense. hot and intense! kudos!

seth elkins said...

thank you!