Pin It

A Poem: Articulating “Love” 

when you say the word love
tell me, does your tongue
strike your incisors
like a mallet to a drum?
does it drop in transition
and later then assume
a transverse position
as it settles in the womb?
does your mouth open up like
a butterfly cocoon
or a dragon fruit flower,
blowing kisses to the moon?
do you bite your lower lip
as if love could be consumed
with a frication between petals
where love begins to bloom?

Speaking of...

  • A poem by Noel Shafi.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Surface; Silver, Plexiglas, Other Materials

Mondays-Thursdays. Continues through Aug. 1 — Handmade jewelry & objects by Josiah Dearborn....

Student Works 2017

Mondays-Fridays. Continues through May 24 — This annual exhibition features work created by students in the Fine Art,...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

Hudson Valley Tweets