Thursday, September 21, 2006

Old Loves ~~ anna hood

Her old man don't know
she braids 'em in her hair
ties each one behind
a shiny gold bead.
Hundreds of 'em.

Her old man don't know
she keeps 'em in her pockets
hidden among Tic Tacs
grocery lists
lint.

He don't know
they swim the crimson
pathways of her legs
and arms, that they part
the secret spot
he can't find.

She lets them out
at night when it's dark
enough to die
her skin technicolour
bright
brazen as a peacock.

They kiss her
with wine hot lips
phantom tongues lick
her sweet juices.

Her old man grunts
reaches for her.
She sighs, tucks them away
her fingertips glowing
like pearls in the dark.

12 Comments:

Blogger Susan Abraham said...

Secrets of the self and beautiful to the heart.
Top-class as always,Anna.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Saaleha said...

I must admit, I couldn't fully understand this. But the words were fluid, beautiful. Well done, Anna!

11:34 PM  
Blogger Atyllah said...

Oh wonderfully evocative, Anna! Loved this one!

11:38 PM  
Blogger anna said...

Thanks girls!
Susan as always.
Saaleha, I never understand most poetry... never know what the devil they're talking about.
Atyllah, glad you like it.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Anna, this is beautiful.
I guess her old man won't ever know about those old loves, now will he...

I liked the way this flowed:

Her old man don't know
she braids 'em in her hair
ties each one behind
a shiny gold bead.
Hundreds of 'em.

Her old man don't know
she keeps 'em in her pockets
hidden among Tic Tacs
grocery lists
lint.

Beautiful!

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...I'm seem to be reading a lot of poetry online today. But this is definitely top drawer...among the best so far today!

7:30 AM  
Blogger anna said...

Hey lehane, thanks so much for stopping by
and Roberta, i think her old man doesn't know much about much

2:27 PM  
Blogger Rich McDonough said...

It's wonderful and highly erotic.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Shadowrite said...

Anna, as always your imagery is superb! This was masterfully done. I wanted to read it again and again.

jas

8:12 AM  
Blogger anna said...

hey Oreos!! thanks for stopping by and leaving a great comment!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
this poem is a brilliant because of its very rich imagery and what it holds for as much as it gives...
best..
abhay

1:24 AM  
Blogger anna said...

Hey Abhay!! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read and of course most important leaving a nice comment!
I so appreciate it.

9:28 AM  

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