Friday, November 1, 2013

just friends

They met on a street
or at a party, two quiet types
drawn like water to the edges.

Rife with potential
energy, friction, heat,
stored and available,

they waited, stoic,
cognizant of their kineticism,
or rather, of the prospect of their soft human forms
pouring into a single vessel,
churning, bubbling, boiling over
with love and lust and biological impulses,
not so different, actually,
in its lyricism,
from a Duchamp mobile.

But winds freeze,
despite the warmth of the sun in June.
Leaves drop and rot
and for a few cool nights
protest by crunching underfoot
before succumbing to the numbness of slow decomposition.