Sunday, March 16, 2014

David Kherdian: The First Night - 1

You say, are you tired; would you
like to sleep? And then scouch down
and fit yourself beneath my enveloping
arm, for you know already the position
we will take for sleep. If I move, I
find you turning as I turn. Whatever
occurs, you are ready in advance: more
love, a kiss -- whatever is happening,
you make it happen right.

This is our first night together, but
already you know how the marriage
bed lies.


This poem has appeared in The Nonny Poems, MacMillan Publishing Co Inc, New York, 1971

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