Uses for Electrical Tape

October 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm (Bodies, poem, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Bookspines rebound, latticed, black with it.
When sole of your boots came loose
you taped the mouth closed.

Repossessed jars labelled, white ink on vinyl:
buttons, grain, safety pins.

A violin, the new polished neck marked while
her fingers found their place. And those finger tips
wound up in tape as she played,
preventing the blisters.
she always made a terrible sound.

You marked the floorboards with the parameters of your dance,
perforated black lines.
She attended to the stereo wires
as the music started to crack. Affixed, twisted back in
on themselves; wringing out another year of sound.

It kept her in place
where it held that skin indented
like marzipan –
Your wrist bone pressed into hers, tape looped
in a figure of eight. An infinite.

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