Bring me out mine the wild abandon that was mine once when I was seventeen a young wraith in black bells ringing in flight wrapped around a young man's back on a BMW that wound up mountains to a naked lunch on ice-planted crags pounded by the Pacific once when I was thirty entrancing from clandestine curtained brilliance a subversive siren in a sea of easily parted waves of dark-eyed lovers awaken passion one more time I am in danger! the zodiac abandons me to land-locked shadows they smother me flat I cannot breathe without the vivid rainbow edge find me free me from pale dry days of drab restraint
From Inside/Out by Marilyn Buck. Copyright © 2012 by Marilyn Buck. Reprinted with permission of City Lights. All rights reserved.