Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Kept Image" by Andrew Demcak

from ZERO SUMMER



Kept Image

a childhood returned
this morning
mother dragging us
needy and feral-
haired

it's my older cousin on top
draining inside of me
yesterday's
first man
desire like pumping water

nights he sailed into me

enlisted
I was 10
pain along the shoals

but how
could I fend off
familiar skin

with what:
my almost fists
my obedient holes?

2 comments:

Andrew Demcak, Poet said...

Thanks Dustin! It looks great here! You are wonderful!
-Andrew

Lisa Allender said...

This poem is achingly beautiful. What a find,Dustin!Props to Andrew Demcak.