RIC S. BASTASA


when i ask her if she likes to write poetry Poem by RIC S. BASTASA


when i ask her
if she likes to write poetry
she says
she does not like to go
naked

and when i ask her if
she likes to read poetry
she answers
with clarity
and with the directness
of a cold stare
at a high temperature
of her heyday

neither do i like to
see naked people
bathing on a sunny beach

she prefers living
in her own privacy

inside the discreet pages
of her diary

Submitted: Friday, January 30, 2009
Edited: Friday, January 30, 2009

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