Tuesday, November 07, 2006

SHE SENDS HIM A MESSAGE: IT'S A FULL MOON TONIGHT














In her mind, so entranced by air,
It is the most passionate of messages
And requires, in response, suitable fanfare:
A tipsy feast tented by the night sky,
Soft, playful hands in bejeweled fruit;
Or a luminous viewing where they are
Suitably wrapped to disarm the chill
In each other’s arms and staged silks;
Or even an unfastening of casements
So the dull, satellite sheen invited in
May be softly laid between
Their warmly-scented skin.

In times past,
She would have
Sent him her message:
Through her cheeky parrot
(or perhaps another more
docile and amorous bird);
Or in a hand-penned note
Poised between the pages
of a brocade-tasseled book;
Or heard by a giggly confidant
Who would give him the words
With a lingering, meaningful look.

It is. A full. Moon.
To…night.
Alas--she sent it to him
Through the tangled vines
Of the everyday internet,
Where its almanac-like
Efficiency traps him
Into unaware apathy,
And he then descends
Into Sunday’s sudden,
Last-minute,
late-night industry.


___

3 comments:

J said...

SG stands for SILLY GOOSE.

Teju said...

I hope you're not mocking me with those last three lines!

Ah, but how true they are. As is, in a different way, the rest of the poem.

maya said...

Mock you, Teju?

Never!!

Me and my highly unrealistic, totally rarefied expectations are, however, fair game. J has it right :).