19 November 2008

malaika king albrecht

at the go-go world
malaika king albrecht

I work as a nude body double
of myself; non-union, of course.
The watered-down drinks
don’t put out the fire, but make eyes
smoky which is misinterpreted
as desire. What do you want?

You say, "The distance
between objects makes us
appear small, like pebbles
in a river between mountains.”

Listen traveler, we’re all briefly
stranded. Get closer and you’ll
seem larger. In the morning,
before you leave, sign
your name in the book
on the coffee table.


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