tagErotic Poetryby you, i learned

by you, i learned


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my fond
self indulgence
once preened,
"splendid choice"--

then conceit,
absent a sense
of its fatality,
answered to,
did i wish
to honor,
to take on
the pliance
of a soft
length of yarn,
be woven
into your life?

i foresaw
the freedom
from history's knot;
the yarn of me,
long cramped,
stretched out,
to adorn
your mien.

that yarn
could only comply
escaped me
to the jackboot).

i had
to learn
my necessity,
worked in
your fingers:
to bend
to your plait.

but for
your weave,
i'd be a
bit of thread
on the floor;
spilled water,
from the ground.

you dipped
into my need,
my being
in your hand.
i melted
to the shape
of your fingers
the liquid
of me
found shelter.

as water
the furrow,
i chose,
to the depth.
of your heart.

my love,
lost insistent form,
the preen;
i learned
to subside
in rivulets
in crevices
of unknown

you tore
at my
cloud covering;
my rainburst;

my being
fell in
i was taken
into the earth
of you.

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