Chicano Poet

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Muse In Leather Panties And Whip

for BF

You hold my head forcibly
and push it into your poetry, “Eat!” you scream.
I eat in panic,

tears well up in my eyes.
You pull me away by the hair.
Half-eaten words fall out of my mouth.

You shove my head
back into your poetry again.
“Eat it, you bastard, eat it!”

I try to look up at you.
“Please, please, what’s come over you?”
I try to say it but I don’t.

The words I eat are sweet, indeed,
but you are out of control.

I wish I could escape.

After what seems like an eternity
you kick me repeatedly
and then suddenly you leave the room.

My ribs hurt, I roll over and moan, I try to think.
Perhaps, Archibald MacLeish was right---
maybe poetry should not mean.


At 12:56 PM, Blogger harry k stammer said...

not mean

great poem...
cheers, harry

At 12:56 AM, Anonymous RC said...

I swear,harry,sometimes it eats my lunch!


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