Tuesday, July 18, 2006

an open relationship

I plant Her
on dark roots-
stars must darkly gestate
if they are to blaze.

I push myself
out of my stem-
blooms must have
that narrow becoming
before they open.

I take Her captive
abuse Her
with a savage passion.
The earth must be broken
towards fertility.

All this I do to myself
knowing nothing of it
as She ravishes me
with a relationship
of absence.