Issue Sixteen - April 2010

Another to Laura

By Tom Odegard

In your office…
how you’ve bloomed
into a Tao of orchids
putting up a budded stick 
each swelling 
to burst forth 
into radiant loveliness

In your office…
sitting across from you
mulling improbables
of skin full minds
of mind full skin
our senses joined
in a single basket

In your office…
underneath small talk
our shadows commune
silent like sundials
telling time-less tales
of chatter monkeys 
and thinking birds

In your office…
we drink each other in
shot glasses and jiggers
of past experience 
until all at once we swim
into a moment of 
co-incident clarity

Copyright Tom Odegard 2010