Monday, August 26, 2013

Knees

Two scarred knees
from a bike versus tree -
you were eleven

or, maybe, ten.
I know all about them,
but I don't

know if you
sing Springsteen when you're alone,
or if you

read the paper
in the bathroom every morning,
or what kind

of lame job
bought your beer and gas
in high school.

All I know
is that you have two
wicked scarred knees

and a kiss
that never fails to bring
me to mine.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

OH! Great one, MZ! I love it!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Those last lines say it all.

Debi Swim said...

Wonderful - I love the scarred knees... brings me to mine - wow

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! Brilliant!

Gail said...

Now that's a love poem! Great job.

Lolamouse said...

Ooh, sexy. I love scars!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oooh, brings you to your knees...some seriously sexy scars, MZ.
K

Laura said...

pure passion!

grapeling said...

lucky scarred b****rd.

Mademoiselle Modelle said...

So sweet the scars!

Raining Iguanas said...

I married a knee dropper. Great poem.

Fireblossom said...

Watch out for those biker types.

Wolfsrosebud said...

do like the form in your piece

Susan said...

Makes me think of back in the day when knowing a body, having chemistry and listening to quadraphonic sound substituted for talking and becoming friends. There was an easy voluptuousness that passed away with the onset of AIDS.

L. Edgar Otto said...

"All I know
is that you have two
wicked scarred knees"

What more can be said save
foreplay unto an exquisite end
sensitive to all our encounters in time?

Mary said...

Just loved the ending, MZ!! Definitely shows the importance of knees!

Susie Clevenger said...

Goodness it ended so romantically...sigh

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Am on my knees in awe of your poetry! Thank you for dropping by MY MENO.
YAM xx

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Great ending! Love it. Brought me to my feet!

Sioux said...

A sweet one, MZ.

Lorraine said...

you bring sexual to a whole lot of sensual and tenderness you're amazing

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Oh just loved this--made me want to dance real slow

Dances With Vodka said...

*applauding*

Ella said...

So romantic! :D

Margaret said...

Zing! This is sweet (another Mama Zen poem bookmarked :)