“My Love for You Is So Embarrassingly”, Todd Boss

 

MY LOVE FOR YOU IS SO EMBARRASSINGLY

grand … would you mind terribly, darling,

if I compared it to the Hindenburg (I mean,

before it burned)—that vulnerable, elephantine

dream of transport, a fabric titanic on an ocean

of air? There: with binoculars, dear, you can

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just make me out, in a gondola window, wildly

flapping both arms as the ship’s shadow

moves like a vagrant country across the

country where you live in relative safety. I pull

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that oblong shadow along behind me wherever

I go. It is so big, and goes so slowly, it alters

ground temperatures noticeably, makes

housewives part kitchen curtains, wrings

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whimpers from German shepherds. Aren’t I

ridiculous? Isn’t it anachronistic, this

dirigible devotion, this zeppelin affection, a moon

that touches, with a kiss of wheels, the ground

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you take for granted beneath your heels—

TODD BOSS
– See more at: http://www.motionpoems.com/boss-kirkeeide-my-love-for-you-is-so-embarrassingly/#sthash.T73xI9yy.dpuf

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