Jim Daniels

Jim Daniels Poems

1. Brushing Teeth with My Sister after the Wake 10/21/2015
2. Strip 1/20/2003
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She danced in front of the window,
snowflakes glowing behind her
under the streetlight. The blue silk blouse
slipped off her arms and floated out of sight.
Black slacks into a shadow, then
the quick shiver, the beautiful awkward gesture
into nakedness. Her skin startled me--
luminous or pale, depending. We didn't know

each other well, but it was my turn,
so I raised my arms above my head
and tried to shake. We both wanted to know
something about somebody. My clothes
piled beneath me in a clump.

The striptease didn't do much
for either ...

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