Oliver Roberts

Rookie (June 7,1979 / South Africa)

Oliver Roberts Poems

1. Slowness 9/18/2006
2. Interlude 9/19/2006
3. Ancient Loneliness 9/19/2006
4. Curtains 9/29/2006
5. Wash 10/13/2006
6. New Skin 10/16/2006
7. The Infant 11/17/2006
8. Love Face 1/8/2007
9. Surrender 1/8/2007
10. The Lie 1/8/2007
11. Ascension 1/8/2007
12. Something Lost 1/8/2007
13. The Thief 1/8/2007
14. Even If 3/13/2007
15. The Author 3/19/2007
16. Harm 3/27/2007
17. Disappearing Act 8/29/2006
18. The Swim 10/2/2006
19. Opening 7/31/2006
20. Solstice 7/31/2006
21. Privacy 7/31/2006
22. Concealments 7/31/2006
23. Bed 7/31/2006
24. Nowhere 7/31/2006
25. Visitations 7/31/2006
26. The Search 8/2/2006
27. Forgotten 8/29/2006
28. Someone 8/29/2006
29. The Scream 9/5/2006
30. 3.20am 9/12/2006
31. Capture 7/31/2006
32. First 9/12/2006
33. Sun 7/31/2006
34. Breakfast 8/29/2006

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Sun

I wait for you in the morning sun
the morning sun.
Here in the morning sun,
its light burning, burning
my back
setting my hair alight
searing underneath your sleeping eyes.
I’m high up over the sea,
the scent of salt and sex
covering my skin,
the twinkling waves crashing,
crashing, crashing
below. They know the stories,
the waves carry the stories
we told each other last night,
the narrative of our hands,
your neck spread open
over my mouth
like an alphabet of apricots.
I lean on the balcony,
I move and stretch my legs,
I ...

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Privacy

I love you when
you never remember
to switch the light off
in the bathroom
before you come to bed.

I love you in winter
when you walk around
the house in my socks.

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