mk chavez




You giggle when you smoke pot
and like attention but deny it.
You speak fast when you speak,
mostly youíre quiet. You like to take
naked pictures of yourself and send them
to me. You argue
about the artistic nature
of your nude communication.
You keep secrets. You smile
at me like you do at others, and I know it.
You make love silently, trying to control
your body and the timing of things.
You prefer the darkness to the morning
but you canít help yourself
but to have sex when you can. You breathe
heavily when losing control. You bury
your face in my hair and try to disappear.
I capture all of you, you stop moving
and finally you rest.

San Francisco Bay Area Poet MK Chavez writes about strippers, the beauty that can be found in ugliness, the mystery of feeling bad about feeling good, little birds, big consequences. Her work has been anthologized and is published online and in print. Virgin Eyes, a chapbook by Zeitgeist Press is due out in November 2007. Most recent and upcoming publications include Poesy, Poems-for-All, Snow Monkey, Zygote in My Coffee, Instant Pussy, Sisters on the Page, and Underground Voices. Visit her website for more titillation


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