Sappho

inspired by the abstract portrait ‘Sappho’ by visual artist Kirsten Farrell

Sex still draws us into your scattered fragments.
All your hot young lines with their smudged-out endings:
petal-tatters clinging to swaying bodies
pulsing flushed and pink with the tease’s power
holding all our heads under scented, cresting
oceans of aching.

from Mapless in Underland, Ginninderra Press, 2004

For the poetry geeks who might be interested, this poem is:

 

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