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01 January 2013

dry

new year begins
in uniform my gender 
circles
around chromosones that
echo into misconception walking on wet 
quiet pavements
anonymous 
in androgynous night
names change
I watch David's grey curl
like a constellation a sky
dance across his face as he works
I think 
about the woman I love
that loves me
I take the train home but i'm home
as I watch strangers throw their fists 
into the faces 
of other strangers
I think 
about the woman I love
that loves me
how the sound felt dulled
heavy after the adrenaline left
the pain the bloodshot eye
I think 
about the woman I love
that loves me and the dry 
noises of human violence














7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

I watch David's grey curl
like a constellation a sky
dance across his face as he works...what a cool second you capture there...and the refrain, and the dry sound of human violence..whew...nice write cat...

liv2write2day said...

Cat, powerful, almost-disturbing write. Very well done with the refrain about "the woman I love..." Happy New Year.

poetry-diary.com said...

I felt this grew stronger as it went on, until almost unbearable at the end.

marousia said...

Wow, such strong gritty writing - you had me right there with you

manicddaily said...

A lot of interesting moments here and great intensity. k.

normamartiri said...

Yes this is powerful and I agree that it got stronger as it went on. I love the repetition. Nicely done!

^.^ said...

Strong and true statements ... wonderful write ... got goos bumps now, cat. Love, cat :)