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Here I am

Redundant, an Andy Warhol poster

A few smears of new thought for variety

 

Here I am

Gripping an iPod

Pressing buttons

Sitting on a sofa

Cushion sliding out from under me

As I replay taped sex

 

Will they ever come?

Will they?

 

I look out the patio door

Notice the lit square of a neighbor’s window

Hear the passion but not the logic of argument

 

Yellow incandescent light

Breaks the darkness

Overpowers the whisper

Of blanching moonlight

Which I would have noticed

If Eden hadn’t been a fool’s paradise

 

Here I am

As religious, as romantic

As the belief in fiction allows

Truth is a drip

Of Jackson Pollack paint

The looping

Crisscrossing

 

Here I am

I say  again and again

Insatiable

For a really good plot

With everything summed up in the end

Neatly

Like in a frame

 


About the author

Dan Cuddy

Dan Cuddy is currently an editor of the Loch Raven Review and in the past has been a contributing editor with the Maryland Poetry Review, and with Lite: Baltimore’s Literary Newspaper. He has been published in many small magazines over the years, e.g. NEBO, Antioch Review, Connecticut River Review and online at Praxilla, The Potomac, and L‘Allure des Mots. In 2003 his book of poems “Handprint On The Window” was published by Three Conditions Press Contact the author.
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