Monday, May 17, 2010

What a Mouth Can Do

What a mouth will do

the impossible hope that love
will last. An end to looking
as if for one glove.

Swallow the sweet
lust of fruit—one way a body

can be pleased.

Tell others why.

Tell others nothing.

Feel the tongue and how
and mercy can flow
like a river from the north

or how it can rage as only rage can

and know there isn't much to say
after that.

Betsy Johnson-Miller

Posted over on Applehouse Poetry Workshop

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