Friday, June 13, 2008

Middle Names

And as we cut a lazy curve of road
my nostrils filled a moment with the scent
of horses. When they come in dreams I know
To wake before I smell them. But the bend

Of road was not a dream, nor were her hands,
which, creeping from my waist down to my thighs,
made no attempt to cover their demands,
but did stop short. And when I dropped her by

her car, back in a strip mall parking lot,
the scent still clung to me, to her, and all
I wanted was to feel the steady throb
of unchecked gallop, muscles rise and fall,

And know that I could slow it with the reins.
Her horses run untethered in my veins.

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