Sunday, September 18, 2011

Prosopopeia

Listen to me!

They have no idea how wonderful you are.  You are the most incredible person.  You deserve love letters and poetry and slow dances in the rain.  Every minute that goes by is carrying us away with it.

Like a snapshot with lemon yellow light flooding exposure, I am frozen in time and space.


I have. I am. I thought I’d die. But I didn’t.

Two radiating
bodies
posed, fac
ing each-
other, in
the open
air. The spa
ce sur-
rounding
them clear-
ed of
things. Fig-
ure 1 see
ks the orb-
it of
Figure 2—
not ful
ly grown.
Both ex
posed,
wear
ing the
same cloth
es looking
indistinguish
able from one
another, like lit
tle bits of viv-
fied matter try
ing to stand
their ground.
Figure 1 gent-
ly touches
the slope of
shoulder
with affect-
tion
and says,
     “That is what you are to me.”


                                                Joanne Leva

1 comment:

  1. Hey Joanne. Glad to see you blogging. Keep it up.

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