[from Alicia Suskin Ostriker's No Heaven, University of Pittsburgh, 2005]
Ravel Piano Trio
Suppose I am a starving doe on your lawn.
Do you say too many deer, and go for a gun?
Do you play Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor for me
Breathing its hints of diamond moonlit meadows?
Do you throw me food with your own
Nail-bitten agitated hand?
The Idea of Making Love
The idea of making love as sticking your tongue
into the calyx of the other & licking up
its nectar while being licked yourself we
like this because we are always manufacturing
nectar and when someone sticks a pointy tongue
into us and takes a drop on the tongue-tip and
swallows it we make more nectar we can always
make more of our own nectar and
are always thirsty for the nectar of others
No Heaven (Pitt Poetry Series)