Poetry Archives Bio
June 23, 2006
7:13 PM
covert ops

Think beyond the obvious when responding to this one.

legs
      legs
  shirt folds
  and socks
     act as
   liquid
      amortisateur
  as the folds
  on her
     skirt
     and shirt
    hold
   my eye
     long enough
   that

  unbeknownst
        to her
    manufacturing lines
    of a laugh
  she smiles
  mutely

   at me
     with the corners
   of her mouth