Saturday, August 4, 2007

We two - Laika Poetry Review

Published November, 2006
Laika Poetry Review

We Two at Laika Poetry Review

We two
by Alison Ross

We two
move backwards in time
receding towards oceans
dripping magic curses from our tongues
and spilling flowers from our mouths

We two
rearrange the alphabet
dismantling vowels into hieroglyphics of sound
speaking multi-colored syllables
and bleeding language from our eyes

We two
scatter numbers to the wind
decorating the sky with an arithmetic of stars
smashing the clouds into silent symbols
and making shapes from the wind

We two
swim in reverse seas
speak strange syllables
and subtract the stars
from the geometries of wind


Aabners Stevens said...

The simplicity of the complex meets the complexity of the simple, and a wicked sense of humor percolates
through this entire poem.
This is gutsy, well-crafted, and highly intelligent verse.
Congratulations, Ms. Ross.
And here I must stop,
over-come with envy.

(Abner Stevens is a name I used when I was paid to write blogs.
I have kept it for no other reason
than I feel better behind several masks. My name is R.B. Morgan.)

Clockwise Cat said...

I am overcome with joy that you discern so much in my poem. It's a love poem to my boyfriend.