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Poetry Corner

plaint.

The lines of her face

The curve of her legs

The feel of her

waist in your hands...

The sound of her breathing

The touch of her

curling up beside you

laying her head on your chest...

The look in her eyes

The stories she tells you

The things that she says

upending your plot...

The joy you are filled with,

The ache of her absence;

Refound, four hands

close-held in reunion...

The radiant, luminous,

whirring and humming

essence-of-her

so close, overlapping:

Standing beside you,

sitting against you,

lying, sleeping,

awake in the morning...

She complains about words

never quite filling

the space of the thing

they describe;

In this vain trying

even her saying

seems to this writer too pale.

-- C. Scott Ananian, 13-Apr-2000. 10 a.m.

The Poetry Corner is a weekly feature which engages the MIT community in the art of poetry. Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to submit their work to <poetry@the-tech.mit.edu>.