Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Stripper (A Draft for the Vegas Series)

The Stripper

nude is to submission
as dollar is to prayer flag

deprived is to engorged
as ritual is to tenderness

belly is to stone
as salve is to altar

tit is to reward
as desire is to humiliation

display is to control
as witness is to chaos

alone is to proximity
as skin is to loneliness

--Kristen McHenry

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Walking Liberty said...

Yep. There it is.

Dick said...

Some intriguing pairings in this beguiling poem.