Headlands

love’s mouth

stuttering uglily

 

was desire flying

from satiety,

 

a slit of light

in extremis.

 

I was cooking

unhappy couplets.

 

th skin, th dream, th praxis =

 

beating thought’s shadows,

then its silences.

 

 

 

 

Ian A. Bonaparte’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prelude, Vinyl, Pelorus Press and Ameriquests. He is a junior agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates, a literary agency.