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I Want the Certainty of Love in Another Language
You walked in like the light From every sun that rose This year had exploded Symmetrically from your eyes I was uncertain—no I was certain I wanted your eyes to shoot Laser beams straight through me It was certain we were soon to be Bound by something mythological It was certain that when you moved The hair away from my mouth A locust in your eyes Moved farther afield It was uncertain if one day We would be saying I will not love you The way I love you presently It was certain we spoke The danger language of deer Moving only when moving Our velvet bodies in fear
Christie Ann Reynolds
Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of Revenge for Revenge (Coconut Books, 2012). She has a BA in English and creative writing from Hofstra University and an MFA in poetry from The New School. She teaches at Metropolitan Montessori School and the Borough Writing Workshops, and is the cocurator of the Stain of Poetry reading series in Brooklyn, New York, and a member of the Poetry Brothel. Reynolds lives in Brooklyn, New York.