to the pleasure garden's grove

By out there

2 clerks bent at the nose
one twisted left
the other right
lefty restless on a red carpet night
Do I, don't I, dice decide
cat's coarse tongue flaps, to lap 
the spoor of a muse less mind
a whisper in his witless ear

they say your western wall it never falls
like your soul it never dies
i say you skirt your daily walls
you get one shot so down it vital
let life's liquor court your vessels

posing high on a self-love podium
she'll sugar her wounds for all to taste her
lace her words so her taste won't taper

and i feel i could unpeel in sunbeams
flex my spine and flail white light
dancing fountains spring awake me
splash-water cleanse these surrogate eyes
but don't think now it's time to go

where corsets cling to scented skin,
ribbing tinker needle ink
we'll hang our veins let angels climb
a face plus beauty born to shine
while the dullard's loveless gripe does grip
time's great leveller jilted pride
palsied sucked through cypress lips
a whisper in his witless ear

'to the pleasure garden's grove we'll go, right now
clerk right, let's go let's go..'


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Copyright 2016 out there
Published on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Star On Friday, March 27, 2020, Star (1013)By person wrote:

    this is so so lovely.

  • Cassette On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Cassette (1191)By person wrote:

    a joy ride, indeed~

  • carlosjackal On Thursday, October 5, 2017, carlosjackal (2613)By person wrote:

    A classic way back when and still today.

  • cogitative On Friday, February 24, 2017, cogitative (93)By person wrote:

    rates 10 .. no words for this well compiled a list of things that are you.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, TropicalSnowstorm (1790)By person wrote:

    Interesting joy ride! I like this one very much, it had the sense of a wise, experienced, humorous soul speaking in slightly coded language...self-possessed enough to care less whether the meaning was grasped or not by others. Very enjoyable read! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: This was amazingly good and quietly erotic, and I always love these kind of poems. Reb:). Scholar

  • Queazenart On Monday, December 19, 2016, Queazenart (239)By person wrote:

    Yet again a wonderful poem. I keep rereading it and I uncover more and more in the narrative. You have so much to say and such a unique way of saying it. The sporadic rhyming, including the occasional internal rhyme, gives this piece a rhythm and lyrical flavor, making it surprisingly easy to read. The story told is also excellent. I believe it is about the speaker's struggle with deciding whether or not to pursue a woman that probably isn't good for them. I'm still finding pieces to the puzzle every time I read it, though. Again, excellent job my friend. 10/10

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