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Cover Library Poetry A Hot January


Delos T. Brown
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in my kitchen you were so
deliciously beautiful,
dancingly handsomely teasingly
     in white sweatshirt, fuzzy socks,
black cap
  pulled down,
dark eyes looking out
like fish darting dazzling
     swimming glittering light,
and underneath
you wore nothing,
dark skin warmth
and your smile peeling
fresh fruit from
the air.

i stood silently surrendered,
silent wonder watching
with awe...
you undisguised,
   uncontrived, utterly
revealing you,
unraveling you,
were dancing,
     a child
spirit from before
any memory of pain.

legs bare i saw
   your knees,
shirt sleeves
     too long,
ghost hands
of white fabric flapping
     clouds of cotton wisping
playfully in my kitchen,
you, your dreamy dance,
     reckless, aimless,
you, abandoned
all self conscious reserves.

my heart dove into you, into
your music,
    to dance, to be
your wings,
your laughter,
your socks covering
     your toes,
to be so through my soul
in love,
in your presence.
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Copyright ©Delos T. Brown, 1999
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Date of publicationJune 2000
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