Saturday, July 09, 2016
HER DARK FACE
You want to know about the goddess?
She will come into your life, stealthily,
or else like an explosion of flame from a great forest fire.
You will be torn to bits, to pieces of love,
She will rend you
piece by piece,
until you cry out with rapture,
until you cry for mercy
You will dance with her night after night,
never knowing who she is,
who you are,
where you came from,
where you are going.
Always, her dark face before you.
(from "Some Kiss We Want: Poems Selected and New"
Note: this book is scheduled for publication at the end of this month. See Amazon.)