It's just poetry, it won't bite

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, Original Composition

06.27.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears
Original Composition
By Julie Ellinger Hunt

Waxed floor boards vibrate
beneath a subwoofer.
The loft apartment you left
two days ago, still here,
still making dance beats
to an anthem you chose
before you packed up
Ages ago, I followed you here
in the dark–just a neon
sign from across the avenue
made our faces glow.
Flesh lanterns inside
a nest of boards and beams
We kissed a symphony of kisses,
made love on the vibrating,
rug-less floor,
and before dawn,
we had composed songs
all our own. Never played again
by anyone else at any other time.
I stand here now, on that same
floor, still moving but in many
ways motionless (or
maybe emotional-less).
Yeah, you’re gone but from
what I was taught, love lives on
and music never dies.

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent appearance here was with the poem Gazers, her collaboration with Stan Galloway (published June 2011).

2 Responses to “Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears, Original Composition”

  1. The Memories live on.

  2. Gracie says:

    Yeah that’s right! You got his number!

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,882 other subscribers

Latest Podcast Episode
vox poetica archives
%d bloggers like this: