Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Armine Iknadossian: Too Warm to Write a Love Poem

I can hear the words
in the whirring of the fan
or the leaf blower five houses down.

There’s a word: interior
and then another word: fracture
before I sigh and shift in my chair.

When will I write
to reveal my wounds
as if unveiling pieces of art?

I move the fan closer.
It insists on sacrifice and eyelash
but all those poems are taken.

I go to the kitchen.
It is too warm
to write a love poem.

The tea kettle sings like Tosca
before she hurls herself
off the rampart.

Copyright Armine Iknadossian.
Used here by kind permission of the author.

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