Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Poetry 2014 Longlist, Mahathi

MY LAST GOOD BYE

ye come for once
to the arbor O' dear
to kiss thee, my last good bye.
let us revisit the shady cove;
listen to the moans
of crushing soil again
underneath our wiggling bodies
and smell the greens around.
recall what winds once demurred
"road-blocks"
do you remember
what the twigs
and entwined creepers
exclaimed looking at us:
"how could they do that,
Oh, creepy-slimy, ah, ah, ah
cheee, cheee, cheeee!"
"it's called embrace"
sighed a pigeon.
"nay, nay, it's complecting"
explained a keenly watching serpent.
"It's amplexation" argued a toad.
At last clarified
a little bunny-scientist
"it's melding! "
how much we laughed
how much we laughed
it's time we carefully conceal
those sweet everythings
deep inside our hearts.
believe me, never exhausts
that divine nectar
and ever shade us
those romantic moments.
yeah, yeah
ye come for once
to the arbor O' dear
to kiss thee, my last good bye.

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