I would like to thank all that attended last night’s Salon, what a wonderful event. A dozen plus readers and one Spoken Word by “Mouth”, a magnificent presentation. Angel Hogan our featured presenter for the evening was her spectacular self, truly fine words playing together to create such marvelous poetry.
Angel sent this one particular piece she presented yesterday, welcoming comments and feedback from all attendees and readers of this blog.
The problem with the heart,
a tool of time, is want can never speak.
And then there is this offer of a mouth
A layering of tongues
Teeth breath, lips, with-with
Barely an idea, a trick
Flickering in the corner of your eye:
Your lover awaits life from your gaze
Your breaker baits a heated barb
Your beloved dies and rises beneath you
Your keeper sinks to your hips
Your warden walks the mighty yard
Your sweetie stays in the strange
Your crush stands in the wind.
Your mistress lifts one aching calf
And bites the tender skin.
Now there are fingers
A layering of flesh,
The almighty touch, a whisper…
Now a flame:
Your lover says your name
Your honey sets the blaze
Your teacher wets your belly
Your partner parts your thighs
Your escort knows your secrets
Your precious lights your skin
Your guide finds you adrift and tangled
then sails you home again.
I also wish to thank Mina Smith-Segal for her lovely watercolors that adorned the Salon last night.
Susana Mayer, PhD
Salonnière & Muse