blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


MARILYN NELSON (translating Inge Pederson)


an evening with dark
blue frostcrust shining
on the snow around the house
and my knees
in the hollow of yours
my nose against your back,
my hand on your warm
sleeping belly
an evening with hot
blue asphalt
and sweet wickedness
my gaze
on the curve
of another man's back
till I am an animal panting
to surrender to
Everything that I

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