24 March 2000

Silence

Tarnished gold glitters against the soft
Maroon as its soothing sounds soon become
Buried by clicks of fingers on brass
And pearl-plated vertebrae. Eyes are wild
Behind their lids, striking his skull's sides
Before slowly opening a blank stare.
Beneath them, his cheeks puff and deflate,
Breathing in circles while a single vein
Expands to cable size in his neck -
Complexion reddens as saxophone screams
Soften to saliva sizzles. The
Sudden feel of her leg against mine is
Warm as she slides closer, smiling while
His note touches the silence between us.