Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Now, Love--Touch This Word...

                  Corpus erat: saliunt temptatae pollice venae.            

Now, love--
touch this word
upon the page,
or, if you're of
a different age,
touch it in stone
or on the screen.
Make sure your
hands are clean.
Is it softly blurred
and textured?
Is it hard and cold?
Is it glassy?
Now tap it gently
with your nail.
Is it fluttery or thuddish?
Is the tock a muffled pinprick?
Does it click like plastic?
Or if tattooed upon your flesh,
is it silent, warm & ticklish?

E. A. Costa 7 May, 2015 San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

1 comment:

the ninja said...