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Scenes from a table covered with empties

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bsquirrel
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0 posted 09-07-2003 05:58 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

She's stapled posters
of Siouxsie and Smith
to the ceiling.

Near 5 a.m.,
lying on the floor,
dipping hands turning
to trace facial contours.

At several drum beats,
I'll outline an eye,
or press on to lips
right there above us.

Throwing up lyrics
to black and white pictures.
Their music widens
to cover the room.

Near 6 a.m.,
I'll drive the way back
on a deserted freeway,
shocked into silence

by the breadth and the blankness
of empty lanes,
the fragile gold light
in oncoming sunrise.

On into bed,
those eyes
stay with me,
guiding me down
as birds' reedy voices

tremble with waking
and twitter toward morning,
turning to lullabies
for cities in dust.

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1 posted 09-07-2003 08:32 PM       View Profile for gemjop   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gemjop

hmmmm, this one confuses me a little. don't quite understand, but enjoy trying to fathom it out, though i'm sure its very simple, it was as it is written here.

I like muchly, anyways.

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gah haven't heard Siouxsie in ages..thanks for the nudge time to dust things off
bsquirrel
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3 posted 09-08-2003 11:48 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

This is an easy one to explain. I was at a goth friend's party (hence the Siouxsie adn Smith posters) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Exhausted and addled beyond compare when I got back to my house, I wrote this then collapsed until half past noon.
 
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