The ageless, symmetrical void
Bent and strung, time's arrow flown,
Once more your mouth on my own,
Then kissing down my throat, my chest,

Bent and strung, time's arrow flown,
The suns through ages coalesced,
Then kissing down my throat, my chest,
While your hands caress my cock

The suns through ages coalesced,
Planets shaped from gas and rock.
While your hands caress my cock
My fingers slide along your back,

Planets shaped from gas and rock
Spinning through the silent black,
My fingers slide along your back,
I bend to kiss your face again.

Spinning through the silent black
In empty oceans life began.
I bend to kiss your face again,
We lie down naked on the bed.

In empty oceans life began;
On empty shores, the green things spread.
We lie down naked on the bed,
I kiss your breasts, your thighs rub mine,

On empty shores the green things spread.
Animals spread without design.
I kiss your breasts, your thighs rub mine,
You open, take me in to you,

Animals spread without design,
They died, or lived, they changed, grew,
You open, take me in to you,
We gasp together, knowing now

They died or lived, they changed, grew,
Through eons learned to know, somehow,
We gasp together, knowing now
The ageless, symmetrical void.


  (published in Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose "The Lost Issues," 1993)


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