With half light
              at someone else's sheets
          -after the music
        with the curve of neck
        with the wrapping 
           & stroked shoulder
            slow stoked shoulder   (with)
          your dark hair
            (full) like the sea
           your fine hair
                 rolling like the sea
           with all that I
          am & with out my understanding
           & this long back
                    on which
               I find slow line
                   with my fourth finger 
                       & the flat of my thumb
           & feet that disappear
              below the edge - off
                 motionless leg
          with out understanding the
              words which brought you
                   or the pressure (of the song)
         & lips that dance
                when you laugh
                                       June 1975

    Copyright © 1996 Nichael Lynn Cramer

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