Thursday, April 2, 2009

an ocean empties

Lovers On Our Backs (In A Salton Sea)

when you surrender,


beneath the weight of me,

waiting patiently

for the wash, the roar, the hum,

somewhere an ocean empties


only to fill again

with the sweat and moist

of collapse,

in waves upon a beach, upon a bed,

leaving you and me,

lovers on our backs,

emptied out, asleep and adrift

in a Salton Sea.

painting: pablo picasso's 'the embrace', 1903

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