Six Urban Love Songs
III. Portrait of David As/Not
A Refrigerator Magnet: Universal
appeal; the most beautiful stone to pull
the image from: David. David of the
the hip slung into, the arm I lived to till
the underbelly of. On my pillow, on my bed,
your body, David, undressed and dressed ...
Now who's this in plastic plastered
the refrigerator door! Not David! on whom
pants, t-shirt, shoes; now the penis can be
in skivvies; heaven-on-earth, figleaf,
in sunglasses! What they have done or think
they've done—appropriation; in short, in brief:
anyone's. Possessed, asked, Shall I
have a drink
now or later? Your place or mine?
to toast the front—to dream the spine ...
The Laws of Falling Bodies, Story Line Press, ©
co-winner of the 1997 Nicholas Roerich Prize. Reprinted by
permission of the author.