Thursday, February 16, 2012

Equality Valentine

I am married now
to one orange tree and
one pomegranate tree
who love me and
take care of me
though I’m unfaithful
grandiose obscene
they go on remembering
how to be productive
sweet and sane though one
is never naked and the other
is balding and gnarled
their beauty is my life
though I still have no idea
even after so many years
how they turn light into
life-giving liquid though
I lie with them every night