Because of their power,
incredible force the world was afraid of.
A tribe of one rib,
With a scream planted in a mouth by God.
For the pain cannot be left unsaid.
If you open your wings
to the wind we blow into it,
do not close your ears to
the words it carries.
drawers full of black stockings and silky panties.
Blond fluff soaked with raindrops and whispers.
Goddess- shaped alabaster body
lying on the kitchen floor.
Blue eyes hidden in a fog,
shiny, carmine lips half open,
sipping wine from a man’s hand.
Bony wrist decorated with a golden watch
that stopped at twelve o’clock.
Bedroom air perfumed with roses.
A dried daisy on the nightstand.
Call her Elizabeth and count to fifty.
Listen to her steps fading in the hallway.
She dropped off her
red dress and sunnish wreath.
Walked through the town naked.
Everything went silent.
Her body was steaming
as she swayed in the chilly, evening air.
I was left in the middle of a
soft, scented fog
with a bouquet of dried roses.
Before she washed away behind clouds,
in the dimmed moonlight,
I felt her silky lips
kissing me goodbye.
Magic got soaked back into the sky
to float among the star dust.
I will wait for you to make it rain.