poem from Morning Movies (Mugambo Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly )


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in the back yards of the moon

~

in the back yards of the moon

mountains ever silk with smoke

a cigarette a champagne

a dress for dinner

as if we would ever

be back

~

the only true things

ghosts unable to sleep

unable to abide the weight of age and flesh

~

princess and the cats

a woman afraid of her own jungle

hunter of the caged

a man afraid of mortality

how could our hungers meet?

how could our true nature reveal –

those ghosts we fear so much?

are all the spirit we could have been

and all we trade away so cheap.

~

in the obligations of our evenings

in the entitlement of our heritage

sweat black the spear singers

sweat black the towel holders

as if the pale god held sway

with out the guns of our own steel

with out the cripple nature of our own fears

we could never make our way

a way

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogambo

yale art gallery, artist unknown

yale art gallery, artist unknown

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