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Tabios (8)

Eileen Tabios

Five Poems


Winged Victory

Defile
that Carrara

A nude woman stands for the universe

All of her names end
with “A”

Then her eyes…



Hail to You

Bone of your arm —
… … … … … … …… ..such dignity

erasing
these wasted years



Café du Neant

Kohl
tell tales without words

Pricked finger?
Flame of taper?
No matter of consequence

Brandy cherries
wink
as they decompose
in sealed jars

“cabs outside the door”



Caesura

A wheel
… … … ..in a rut
jerks back my girl

hedges, then
… … … … … ..sky

“down covers her thighs”



Impression

of small animal
… … … … … … …carcass
covered with blue bottles

“–Epicurean–”



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