“Love Lost In The River Bank” by Roz Levine

She dreamed memories
Of such love lost
In that river bank
How it had flourished
In pacific waters
With flesh against flesh
Creating a frisson
Of two firebirds
Flaunting nakedness
Along muddy banks
Where tongues licked
To bright light
Under moon slivers
Where they entered
An inner sanctum
Of the skin
Of the other
Of the one
Reaching heights
For holy roller words
To springboard them
To such passion burn
With love hickeys
Imbedded in skin cells
Only climate change
Channeled novel ways
To disgorge those knots
Tossed bodies to tree trunks
Dried out
Ruined by a wash out
With no water
To wave them
On the dry
Of such land
Where their bones
Cleansed and white
No longer touched
Not even the fingertips
After such sweet love

Roz Levine

Photo by VC Ferry

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · May 26, 2010

    Poet goddess Roz, your words are so juicy like grapes one wants to pluck , squeeze & get drunk on……always heart felt & delicious!!

  2. Roz Levine · May 27, 2010

    Ah, sweet and succulent, Lisa, yYou make me red with embarrassment at the richness of your words. What can I say but that in the dark of last night, I awoke with this poem squeezing from my birth canal. With a few heave ho’s, a few pushes, shoves and grunts, it was birthed. And so it came to be. And so it is.
    Hugs and kisses for all you do to bring the magic of art to this site,

  3. lkthayer · May 27, 2010

    tis my destiny to squeeze…..and the pleasure is all mine! 🙂

  4. Roz Levine · May 27, 2010

    Lisa, to squeeze and be squeezed, what divine pleasure you speak of.

  5. Angela Cohan · May 29, 2010

    Wow Roz,

    What a treat–so lovely and evocative. Such a pleasure to read.

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