Ian Ayres

Ian Ayres Poems

1. Word Painting (For Yoko Ono) 4/4/2006
2. We Are The Dead 11/30/2015
3. The Sparkle Of Extinct Stars 1/20/2016
4. Saint Pariah 7/15/2016
5. The Alarm Is Set 4/23/2005
6. The Masseuse's Son 4/23/2005

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The Masseuse's Son

His mom’s client hurried naked from her room
Aroused, proof she’d been doing more than massage
Or massaging more than backs as if to confront
All the petty people brought up by petty people
Who believe what they believe without questioning
The night a nine-year-old boy was shoved into a pool
Of his mother’s blood and towels thrown at him
To clean it up clean it all up don’t leave a trace
The blood dripping from between her palms

Her rocking back and forth naked on the edge
The boy at her bare feet, a beauty mark his focus
Her toenails painted the color ...

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