Thursday, September 20, 2007

Howling at the Trouble (Richard Shindell)

SONG: Howling at the Trouble by Richard Shindell

POEM: After Love by Maxine Kumin

Afterwards, the compromise.

Bodies resume their boundaries.
These legs, for instance, mine.

Your arms take you back in.
Spoons of our fingers, lips

admit their ownership.
The bedding yawns, a door

blows aimlessly ajar
and overhead, a plane

singsongs coming down.
Nothing is changed, except

there was a moment when
the wolf, the mongering wolf

who stands outside the self
lay lightly down, and slept.

QUOTE: "In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principles contain it or stand against it." ~ Jane Smiley

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