AND NOT COME UNDONE


Witchcraft is better worked when oneís alone
The subtleties of my passions run to seeds and shells and stones
Air caress me
Eros is the lushness of my body
Moving through time

If I donít need a man
What do I want one for
If I donít need a man
What do I want one for
If I donít need a man
What do I want one for
If I donít need a man
What do I want one for

On the other side of love the paths arenít marked
The hills are nameless
The land falls into sea of depths unplumbable and blameless
Am I wounded
Am I healed
My questions are the gulls that wheel and ride over the breakers

If I donít need a manÖ

Skin on skin
Tongue on tongue
To let him in
And not come undone

White satin amidst the shimmying ghosts
Hydrangea moon spills Ďround the posts
Of my dancing porch
We dive into the bellying waves
Iím deft at joy
But my dark heart saves just one more smoking torch

Skin on skin
Tongue on tongue
To let him in
And not come undone


Marlene Tholl, © (p) 2007 Marlene Tholl (BMI). All rights reserved.