October 13, 2011

cynara cardunculus







Between you and me, a jade earth-flower, upturned
bud with petals, sharp-tipped, alien fruit. You tug
a leaf from its vertical stalk, and dip sweet curve
into even sweeter silk-butter, your liquid eyes smiling
greenly through long lashes. Here, with you, my spirit
glides on velvet currents. As you dip your heart
in honey-lush bowl and raise it to my lips, I open—
October wind sighs outside as I whisper, “Don’t stop,”
for the curve of your hand fits my cheek, of your body
fits mine. Outside, gold leaves break loose in the wind,
and against snow-heavy clouds the blackbirds fly.


lucien darjeun meadows (Virginia Beach, VA, 1987)

2 comments:

jaltarangart.in said...

great blog it's wonderful.
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Matt Alan said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Such visions were brought to my mind....a visual orgasm as I might say.