Saturday Night Trilogy

1. Movement

Gin crazy
Pretty body, you say
as if through glass
your meaning thick, garbled
undefining me
So I move
and that movement
holds you
till you shudder
then move away

2. Sleeping with Reckless Men

Puts a twist in the sheets
and upsets
nearby furniture
Leaving you
as your mind rolls by
And you never run out
of things
to not say

3. This is not Love

Before dawn
I reconsider the question
hashing it out
while you sleep it off
And, no
this has nothing
to do with love
But I thought I felt
in the blur of need
something stir
Now you turn over
and we try again

Valerie Anthony
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