Nagoya Writes

November 29, 2007

This Then is Love (perhaps a male perspective) by Joe Sichi

Filed under: Issue: May 2006,Poetry,Sichi — usbengoshi @ 4:28 pm
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You stand on a street corner
with a woman
who lays her head on your shoulder
and tells you
how enchanted she is
with the faded and frumpy —
once hot pink —
housecoat
which wraps her.

Every bit of your rational mind
flies out through your
pores screaming,
“No dear, it’s a
FADED and FRUMPY,
vaguely pink housecoat!”

You silence your logic
with a kiss,
playful in its infancy,
controlling you both by its end.

The moment stays in your mind.
Long after, you realize
she was right
about what she was wearing.

This then is love,
and it is the silliest, soundest
thing in the world.

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