MICHAELCLEARY.COM
HOME
AUTHOR BIO
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
HALFWAY DECENT SINNERS
HOMETOWN, USA
BEARABLE WEIGHT
GLENS FALLS TRILOGY
MEDIA
CONTACT
LINKS
EVENTS
SITE INDEX
 

 

HOMETOWN, USAAunt Sara on
Valentine’s Night


On the stooped back of February,
she clenches legs and arms
tight around her emptiness,
lopsiding the couch
as plastic asters scratch
mad runes into the wintered pane.

Uncoiling, stiffly, she sinks
to the floor on hands and knees,
scrabbling against the hardwood grain,
one arm cradling hanging breasts
snug against the flannel robe.

Elbows framed along the peeling sill,
she presses her lips against the glass
in a cautious, frosted kiss,
savors the chill of melting ice
sliding smooth and slick,
then moved by a memory,
she traces tonguetied lines
into twin black hearts.
Lick Lick. Lick. Lick.

———————————————————————

 
Web Site Design by
Fireside Design Studio
     
© 2006-2011. Michael Cleary.
All Rights Reserved.
TOP OF PAGE