– untitled 1


(poem to a lover)

this I long to see

the habit and labour that wears

smooth the skin, splits lines

into the palms of your hands

strips of bark peeled back

and curling.

fingertips not quite

a match against my own

alluvial whorls caught in

the elbow bend of a river

roots burrowing into loam.

patterns not yet uncovered by snow.


February, 2008, park rose ©
For: Lama Talal Shehda Hamdan (4)

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  1. […] poem to a lover and untitled i (my man said) were both written in Japan, and not until 2008, or at least that’s when I uploaded them to lizardrinking. I might have written them earlier. They also have an Oman connection. […]

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