Treasure Island

michael oliver

(13-4-1948 / swansea)

the third Hitchin poem


over there the game unravels
a hormone dance on cobbles

there is laughter
-laughter at bud breasts
-laughter at play attraction
-laughter that bends double
-laughter that screened image
-laughter knowing at unknowing

Where unknowing
-at an arm bent
-at some bronze flesh
-as language mirrors
-as a measure danced
-as unknown and unknown

as pose posited
and invested with disinterest

careless projected
air tossed detected
game taut
play caught

pocket thrust
-watched and
-head turned
-and watched
-head turned
-pocket thrust

Shoulder back
-back glance
-back arched
-play on
-pout lips
-his pink
-his mustard

and watched
-acting that game
-actuating that game
- a dialogue discourse
-as affectation
-as effected
-as reflected
-and reacted

watched and

There the white clouds
There clear space and
Blue beyond clouds and
A game weaves and

Submitted: Friday, February 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, February 28, 2013
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