Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hands



You brush your hair in the evenings
Humid curls with every stroke 
As if moist fingers tousled your locks 
You say it's the damp heat 
In our room 
So I turn on the AC 
And enjoy this sky blue fiddle 
She walks to the kitchen counter 
Her robe half open 
He admires a peek of her breast 
As she goes on about her business 
Yet shudders at the depths of life 
And death 
Between her legs 
If I would've surrendered 
Like a civilian told to throw 
The white flag 
In the trenches 
My reward would proudly 
Be a house 
With too many bathrooms
And a bed that's just 
For me 
To sleep




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31 comments:

Uneven Stephen said...

Damn, that last bit literally gave me shivers! Another fantastic poem with depth, Anthony. Also, I love "sky blue fiddle" and "As if moist fingers tousled your locks".

Brian Miller said...

shudders at the depths of life
And death
Between her legs

whew what a wicked line man....and the finale...rock solid...and the too many bathrooms may not be bad but the bed is cold...

stu mcp (hate & hope) said...

Dude- the ending of this was so tight. This told me a bitter tale- of lust unfulfilled- and maybe rightly so- the bed for just you to keep in....who is this woman I wonder?....loving your sharp, raw poems- I really am. So good.

P.s got 'The light The dead see' by Stanford - damn- so good.

Mama Zen said...

Amazing ending!

Laura said...

exquisite writing Anthony, just beautiful.

Nara Malone said...

Beautiful look at the power of love and lust.

Claudia said...

heck...the shudders at the depths of life
And death
Between her legs...made me shiver..and then that closure..damn

mrs mediocrity said...

yes, me, too, shivers...
as always, i am moved by the depth of your words, your perspective, your mastery.

Nick Rolynd said...

Incredible piece. Just...really, there are no other words.

Arron Shilling said...

oh man! this is up there with your best for sure - it has your stamp all over it - refined to within an inch of a personal aesthetic that i admire
for its balls out individuality and above all - awesome lines of poetry :)

Daydreamertoo said...

Shudders too. Love and life is all so precarious if not handled just right. So sad to lose someone to either.
Fabulous writing!

ayala said...

Yet shudders at the depths of life
And death
Between her legs ......
a great write!

Lilu said...

Fabulous ending.
This gave me goosebumps.
Just... exquisite.
Damn.

zongrik said...

too many bathrooms -> can there be such a thing?

chromapoesy.com said...

Another memorable poem from you, one that haunts.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Great ending and I think you really are a fearless poet--you write what others (maybe like me) are afraid to but want to--anyway--loving this piece!

Louise said...

Sharp and so perceptive for someone (sorry) still so young...just great, A.D

Laurie Kolp said...

This demands a second and third reading, it's so brilliant. You are amazing. What I see is someone stuck in a mundane life fantasizing what it could have been with someone else.

Alex Dissing said...

Good work this week, Anthony.

skyraft said...

Home run hit. Touch down pass. What ever you want to call it.

Yet shudders at the depths of life
And death
Between her legs - That's just beyond amazing.

Great work.

Vernon Wildy, Jr said...

This poem is really deep. Definite feelings of regret just coming out of every line. Well done.

hedgewitch said...

Far too many people find that out too late. Excellent poem, Anthony--one of my instant favorites of yours.

Beachanny said...

Oh, but Anthony you would never have surrendered who you are. This then is a cautionary tale for others. Know yourself before you engage in unions that will not matter, will not satisfy, will not endure. Awesome, friend!

Roxy Isle said...

Love this. Makes one feel like you dodged the proverbial bullet...as it should. Amazing poem.

sirwilliamprice said...

The ending rocked. Excellent energy aand a voice that commands attention. I enjoyed this a lot.

Aidz Giannini said...

Can only say "way to kewl " thoroughly enjoyed

me_duress said...

shivers is the right word - really tight!

emmett wheatfall said...

Mad and crazy poetry. This is just great writing. The twists and turns. You never linger to long in one place, thought, image. You lead us to believe one thing, only to introduce us to another. I love reading your poetry man. I do.

forpuck said...

Yeah, end here is really strong.. I dig it.

beckykilsby said...

Perfect build to the most amazing turn... you play a fiddle with inspired fingers Anthony. Loved it on first read..second merely confirmed the craft of it..and yet so fresh on the page. Clever. But the emotional strike, floored.

Tameka said...

I like the picture of this pleasure put on pause perhaps by doubt, fear or just resistance for resistance sake.