December 2012 - Comments Off on Surikata


Sam Dolph '13

The day you led us to the museum I walked behind you so I could stare at your back
it was either this or talk to you
and what good is the voice at a time
when the sun is peeking so perfectly around the spires of Staré Mĕsto
just to shine on you without any shadows at all!
And especially when the last time I stood in a museum with you
you taught me about the word somnambulism
after we watched the old Czech woman knit herself around the room in circles
perhaps even all the way the gorges of Divoká Šárka
where I'd like to go with you or live

Can you believe that all of this happened
before we didn't do any of the things we planned to do
like talk about Spinoza and his Positive Affects which
by the way I feel for you
or perform an homage to Marina Abramović and just stare at each other
and see if it takes us to the bed or
to the kitchen for more pancakes!
when I showed you my butt you told me it looks like Mucha
I think you mean one of his paintings but what a shame
that we looked at his entire collection in your city separately
what fools!

For eight hours you sat in the air staring straight ahead without talking or listening
I would do something if you were here
and I think that after all of this we should never be apart again
not even in March

Published by: in Poetry, Volume 69: Issue 1

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