Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,193 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Which One Of Us Was In Charge - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

I groped her body like a blind gardener;
And she was yet too taught to have any children or
To have drunken much liquor,
So I imagine that tomorrow she will be shopping,
A pretty flower right next to the fine and opulent
Shore; and it can go on forever
That one body next to the fine and opulent shore,
While the trees are all bent and leeward:
So that the children of innocent young mothers can
Play and lean upon them,
And even yet exercise their animals upon them
With periods of alligators through the mowed grass
And airplanes in the sky;
And if you were to search out there tomorrow you
Would find me out there almost nude in the pale green
Underlaying of that almost infinite sky;
And we could make love together while the motors
Didn’t question us with their cylinders or barbs;
And the greater emperors or grandmothers wouldn’t have
To reawaken from their graves to question us
About which one of us was in charge.

Comments about Which One Of Us Was In Charge by Robert Rorabeck

  • (2/6/2010 1:02:00 PM)

    I love it. Sensuous and sensitive. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/6/2010 10:51:00 AM)

    This one must have been a young one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 6, 2010

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