earth movements

she is invisible
somewhere below a horizon
of pillow against wall

not even the shape of breathing
moves a topography of blankets
ambiguously contoured to disguise
the shifting ridge that is my arm
buried beneath the covers

I can locate the beating heart and chart inspiration
by touch
form subterranean connections
between hand and skin
undertake trans-continental wandering
by fingertip
to raise tectonic friction

I see her now
perhaps the earth will move


© Frank Prem 2001

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