but still you wait in the tattered chair
in the water-damaged bow-wooded house
where the bulldozers come to cry.
They shove up great golden cities out of bricks and candy wrappers
while you, Sunya, fanged monster,
queen of the canopy, collector of
sunflower sunshine in a woven shoe,
wait with that faintly mocking smile I sail inside of.
Sunya sister of Shiva, cigarette punk from down the block,
are you a tin can tied to the tail of the wheeling Heavens,
or Love itself
in a saffron sari,
taking my bones out with a kiss just to show your quick hand
to catch the ball we both sway upon, under stars, in the ether, or nowhere at all?
Sunya, you are a man in the morning, a woman in the evening,
a dolphin all afternoon
and I stand in the surf that doesn't exist
in my flesh that appears and disappears
dealing with a world that seems to be but isn't,
and wait for Sunya, summer plum winter branch marigold kat in an open window.
for Dverse Poetics "the four elements."
music: Mint Royale "From Rusholme With Love." Just try not to dance to it!