Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2 parts of a poem ~ Ed Baker


1. Finger Board

she knows her frets  and stops
well below the neck  the curve
the swoop   where play is in the

tuned up cat-gut strings me along
in the tone and temper  in the refrain
she is the play in her black hair my

fingers in.  Notes open, close in upon
the silence follows Doan Trang's  me-
anders... opens   closes this dichotomy

notes mingle  bend is over backwards
OH TO LINGER!


2.

her
tilted
head
back
-lit

shakes
me
violently

throws
my
balance

off

her
tawny
body
just

so

naked
notes
define
the
girl
the
woman
is

right
directly
in
front
of me

"OH MY", she murmured
"I recognize
"myself
"in
"your
"want


"look
"into
"I s

"and
"I
"see


Ed Baker is Ed Baker

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