Michel Deguy (translated by Wilson Baldridge)

Object Complements (December)

Don’t leave me unaware of where you’ll be
Read me the planetary outline
Do I know you knowing your objects
The flame petals of your flame and its omphalos
Your smell your name your age the corners of your mouth
Through your capillaries, I throb, the stems, pulse network, rod
Your elegance your narrations your stockings your colors
I languish someone’s rose the romance
Your jewels your bruises your lashes your watch
Closeness is our dimension
Your lobes your voice your lips your letters
Don’t leave me unaware of where you are
The gray roller’s filling our bay with sand

© 2005 Electronic Poetry Review