Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Canoe Toes

It takes no effort
to cast my mind back
to the dawn
of awareness

Twenty toes
wet with lake water
as we faced each other
in your canoe

I didn't know
so little
could do
so much
and nothing would stop
the chemical cascade
the swell

Little did my mind know
but my body
was ready
for your firm surprise
as I whispered
my doubts to you
doubting anyone would ever
want to hold me
or know me
or kiss me in this way

So many truths
no one ever told you
sweet girl
just shy
of nineteen


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