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The Night of the Long White Words

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The Night of the Long White Words

Angel flesh on the writing table, 
hooked on tempered divine,
lifting, blade to blade, raphe to crura, 
gray flowing over white, moving fast 
to quiet water loud water quiet water, 
the cakes and creams and pleasures of butterfly lips, 
violets woken from dusky sleep, 
marigolds plucked leaf by vibrant leaf, pale daffodils 
watered by saliva, words naming parts 
worked together from higher orders of geometry, 
serpentine salvation in the gut, 
bodies in tandem transit become torrent,
become ecstasy.

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  1. Date: 3/16/2014 12:16:00 PM
    Jack :) It was nice to see your poem featured in the poetry soups, home page this past week. Enjoy the coming week. Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:33:00 AM
    beautiful ~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Jack, beautiful... from torrent to ecstasy... xox~LINDA

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 1/21/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! I had a lot of fun writing this one. Jack