THE RED DRESS IN THE GARDEN
In this narrow footpath along wall and garden
under the blood moon, between there
and here, I lie down on my woman belly
navigate longitude and latitude with fingertips stretched far from toes
measure the press of gravity
and trust the intimate curve we share in the dark.
Ear to ground I hear far away Flamenco guitars —-
I imagine faint seismic drumming of my own footbeats
dancing in the flare of my ruffled, red dress.
I must do this —- ride this life in the garden
between here and distant music
between the hold and the skirt’s swirl —-
body and soul entire
embracing the unmistakable
ever discernible turning of the earth.
– D.G. Dalponte
©D.G. Dalponte 2014; all rights reserved