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AFTER  LOVE

Afterward, the compromise.

Bodies resume their boundaries.

 

These legs, for istance, mine.

Your arms take you back in.

 

Spoons of our fingers, lips

admit their ownership.

 

The bedding yawns, a door

blows aimlessly ajar

 

and overhead, a plane

singssongs coming down.

 

Nothing is changed, except

there was a moment when

 

the wolf, the mongering wolf

who stands outside the self

 

lay lightly down, and slept.

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3 Comments

  1. Powerful images! I really enjoyed reading this.

  2. I like this poem very much. It expresses, very well, the protective, contentment, and peace, in those rare moments when we find love, or fulfillment at least. Buonisimo.
    -Arran.

    • elisabetta beneforti
    • Posted September 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm
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    yes yes yes… Maxine W. Kumin has a great and powerfull voice, connecting with our heart and immagination…I love it! Bellissimo


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