Anima III

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I court you w/ glance & ear
not the spread feathered shuffle
'round the fire
or the tight leap into sky.
I know a man who lives in wait
for the patience to outsit stones.
This is like that.
I will be glad of the day
when I can touch you
& know that my body
does not intrude on yours.
I will be glad when we find the way
our boundaries fit together.

I want to give you
a stand of virgin pine
the size of Northern Michigan,
rivers & the color of the oak in fall,
soft leather, sweet dreams &
a kiss on the lips.
I want to give you everything.
I will write you six perfect poems
bind them into a small book
& put them in your hands.
After all,
who can be so certain
that the tides do not move the moon
contrary to what we are told.

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John T. Unger poet

I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

I still write poems, but only if I can make them fit the constraints ofTwitter.

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