Friday, June 27, 2014

We find the body difficult to speak - Jack Spicer


We find the body difficult to speak,
The face too hard to hear through,
We find that eyes in kissing stammer
And that having groins
Babble like idiots.
Sex is an ache of mouth. The
Squeak our bodies make
When they rub mouths against each other
Trying to talk.
Like silent little children we embrace,
Aching together.
And love is emptiness of ear. As cure
We put a face against our ear
And listen to it as we would a shell,
Soothed by its roar.
We find the body difficult, and speak
Across its wall like strangers

- Jack Spicer

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