Friday, May 14, 2010

poem of the day 05.14.10

pink panties and black boots

god didn’t create the earth
he created your pink panties and black boots

satin and leather

the ones you have on now

the pink panties i’m taking off of you
before you leave for work

the black boots that are staying on

god didn’t create air and trees
he doesn’t grant life or take it away

he created what you’re wearing
and that’s good enough for me

he had the eye of the beast in him
when he thought this one up

pink panties and black boots across
the unmade bed

against the door frame

all over the kitchen table
as people leave for work

pink panties and black boots
my mouth tasting of your lip balm
as the computer warms and the radio
plays in the living room

baby, i don’t think much of god

but i’m going to thank him every day from now on
for your pink panties and those black boots

the black thong you have buried in your drawer

and the long weekend that’s coming to us
in two days.

2 comments:

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Nicely focused!

Bukowski's Basement said...

very very cool... Great title for a chapbook