Learn More

Robert Rorabeck

Rookie - 185 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Girls Who Kissed Me Long Before Her

I can spell from here the lights of the neighborhood’s
Boudoir, the greater and lesser lights, some newly
Invented or dispelled- The seething charms of tricksters
And Halloween- Kick out the lights around the
Epitome of laws, let her tell me in the dark how he held
Her jaw in bed, made her speak of Christmas trees,
Made her say the things that I would say slipping through
Her window like a radio active centipede; I plagiarize,
Trying to remember hypnotized way back in high school
The pain she gave to me, the poems she read a strip show
Out in the student parking lot, the flask she used to dip into
My envy, the wild melons that grew in the soccer field
Of good calves and taught, ankle length socks swinging like
Smoky censures: We lay on the floor of her bedroom that day,
And she let me feel her up above her bra- In afternoons,
After cowboys and Indians, we had phone sex once or twice,
And she was so proud when I finally came staining the old
Green carpet more, like an overused Victorian field of pulp
Novels and cheap hotels. She’s married but they keep coming
Into her room, the multithreaded pantheism I like to use; and
I am thirty years old- I’ve lost all my Lincoln logs, my paper
Airplanes are sleeping with hidden pornographies across the
Canal, but look at how she remains an inconstant muse,
Though what I already know about her: She cannot turn into
The forest, or transform into the sea- She remembers everything
She can use to entertain far into the night, but she is just a woman
Now, but I keep killing my green great dragons with butter knifes
For girls who kissed me long before her.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Girls Who Kissed Me Long Before Her by Robert Rorabeck )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  5. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  7. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Forgive Me?, Michael P. McParland
  2. The Hermit, David Lessard
  3. Forever Yours, Michael P. McParland
  4. Colors of Our Love, Saliah Jabbar
  5. Forever Hope, Michael P. McParland
  6. Many Mornings Before Sunrise, M.J. Lemon
  7. For You, Michael P. McParland
  8. For Now (Know I Miss You), Michael P. McParland
  9. Footsteps, Michael P. McParland
  10. Flowing Red River, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]