[lit-ideas] Re: SUNDAY POEM

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:57:59 -0700

I like it still, on the third reading.

David Ritchie,
checking the back of his neck in
Portland, Oregon

On Aug 27, 2006, at 4:47 PM, Mike Geary wrote:

Sometimes the serendipitous
coming together of
ordinary words
can unexpectedly
cause in me
quite suddenly
a frisson
that quite undoes me
much as
a surprise kiss
on the back of my neck
can make of me
a total wreck.
I have dedicated my life
to persiflage,
to the relentless undoing
of the gravitas
I was saddled with
by God-intoxicated women
wearing desert dress
circa the years BC.
But sometimes still I hear
in irreverant witty banter
God's laugher
rippling like
on a Southern evening.
Mike Geary 

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