Contributions by Russell Evatt

Of the Past, I Have Only Hints

When you wanted to draw the curtains
but were too consumed

by your nakedness to rise
and I, politely refusing for the same reason,

stared at your ear as your head
shaded my eyes from the morning light,

I thought of the dent…

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The Lies, Example for Restraint

The Lies

In Sumerian poetry,
there are always lovers. 
Sometimes a deity

engaging a deity,
or perhaps a human,
who is to say?  The lover

could be king or shepherd,
answering pleas of

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