Thursday, January 5, 2012

"poem" broadside #307: Sex at 31, by Jamie Bradley

the still reproach of, the borrowed line:
learning to read eyes well, mostly,
where matters of contact count
& the spirit is courted

women not called & others
not called again

morbid curiosity & still
the still less promiscuous  joy

a rightful mind of fire
& stillness

sharing your body
with other loves
& feeling love's brief knot
& going away & fecund

& telling
you only
the visible
in private

Sex at 31
by Jamie Bradley
above/ground press broadside #307

Jamie Bradley's poetry has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in CV 2, Moria, Otoliths and Rattle. His chapbooks include Compositions (Angel House Press, 2008) and the collaborative anthology Dalhousie Blues (Ex-hubris, 2009), with Christine McNair, Sean Moreland and Caleb JW Brassett. He is an instructor in English at the University of Ottawa.

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