Mouth Made for Magic

by Curt Allday

she meant it would
be like a dungeon
but it was more like
a series of twigs
and sticks
colored in red gummy paints
smeared with ticker tape
as he came inside her
as he took off her blindfold
as it was her
first time to
"go all the way"
through the atmospheric building blocks
of her vase shaped torso

the oh so, all too
familiar life hazard side swipe
into side paneling leaving her on a sleek, steel
with no signs of tachycardia
she opens her eyes while opening her mouth,

calling for simply one more time
to lead her on
this way and that
was in fact
more right than wrong
if you only knew the story,
we all know the story, about how
no one is free of will
only we

the sea to shining sea

he'll see
as the dimensions of time and space
soar and twist down through
her toes curling with each moan
of the big bad bang
bursting out through the sides
of their faces

just like that

she became a ethereal
spiraling hallucination of ash and bird droppings
hitting each spot on the top
of their car
as they mentioned their love for each
other with one final thrust meant
to rust

the curse of the
daylight moving through the moon
and cracking it in half
building and building
a supernova of ghosts
and spirits waiting to haunt
all the loves she ever had
here spanning
thousands of seconds where

all time stopped, but not
the ruffling of his hair
clearly seen from the onlookers
driving by the small residential street
across from the park
they both played in

as kids who are
no longer kids

only extensions of truth, time, beauty,
and the darkest sides of magic


Author's Note: in a cherry red '66 mustang with the rhythms of God Speed You Black Emperor soaring through the speakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 08/23/2006
Copyright © 2022 Curt Allday

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 09/02/06 at 06:48 PM

oh, i am SO there! i've written poems while driving, or at least sometimes made random notes...there's something so charged, so erotic about this piece, connecting rider to ride, as they sail along. the crash is beyond sexy -- she opens her eyes while opening her mouth, bursting out through the sides of their faces just like that ....lots of fast movement, the scenery blurring by while Red opens wide and eats the road....loved it! PK

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