Uriah Hamilton

If You Lift Your Skirt - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

Reality today is a sunless chasm
Impossible to climb,
A smooth wall smeared with grease,
A punishment from trickster gods
Exiled from ancient Greece…

Love parades in gaudy clothes
But exits before minute and meaningful pleasure,
Everything is a Judas kiss
Inviting a slow walk and a crucifix.

But if you lift your skirt,
I’ll do my best to make things fit,
I’ll be imaginative and elaborate
In mingling the poisons I secrete
In this treacherous existence.

Comments about If You Lift Your Skirt by Uriah Hamilton

  • john tiong chunghoo (8/2/2005 11:39:00 AM)

    Dear uriah,
    such evocative poem.

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  • (7/27/2005 7:56:00 AM)

    'But if you lift your skirt,
    I’ll...make things fit, '

    this is cleverly lascivious without being lewd, almost Prince-like in its delivery. excellent work!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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