It's just poetry, it won't bite
06.27.11 Posted in Contributor Series 9, words to linger on by Annmarie Lockhart
Contributor Series 9: If Men Had Ears
Original CompositionBy 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,
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
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).
The Memories live on.
Yeah that’s right! You got his number!
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