tacit truths

1. Of all desires, to be bare is the most difficult—the pure lack of clothes, the honesty of skin, the stripping of flesh to the bone. In my dreams, I would sometimes be naked and the element of pleasure comes too late, and only amidst the epiphany of thin blankets.

2. How cunning spaces are, how thoroughly we exploit them with our poetry. I know of this, because of two nights. The first I have drowned with liquor, to murder prudence. I thought: your cliffs are a wish for free fall. The second I have muted with whispers to build a tenuous bridge of conspiracy. I wanted then to reach your hand and find it warm and bare. But our game decided that I should reach, much further, in quite another direction, and find a different, less strange, less beautiful stranger.

3. I remember how I once often looked at someone’s fine mouth and remembered its corners, the shadow of the lips, its brazen messages that the eyes lacked. The uncouth fuzz on my own chin, the brief draw of a breath, then the memory of seawater at night, both cool and warm.

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13 thoughts on “tacit truths

  1. "But our game decided that I should reach, much further, in quite another direction, and find a different, less strange, less beautiful stranger."..this is why i told him he shouldn't be telling me to go and find someone better.

  2. of all desires, those that are stupid are the most difficult, haha! victor may i interest you to join my blog event, it is called all i want for christmas, a christmas swap between bloggers. can find the details on my all i want for christmas post. let me know!

  3. victor i've sent an email on the ad you provided on your comment. send me your post url and your mailing details right? hopefully by weekend you have yourself a partner.nakakatuwa, nakahabol ka!

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