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Remembering Peter Boyle

One of my favorite poems

This is one of my favorite poems. I have seen it on the internet in various forms, sometimes with minor revisions and claimed by others.

I saw it first in a September 1975 edition of Essence magazine. It was intentionally in all caps when it was originally printed. Remember that 1975 was way before nettiquette existed. LOL

The same page also contains another powerful poem titled, “I MADE IT THROUGH THIS WEEKEND WITHOUT YOU”; I will share it with you another time. In the meantime, enjoy.

WATER OF YOUR BATH

I wish I could be the water of you bath I would surround you with mellow warmth liquid lovelike a frolicking/childish wave on the sandy shoreI would dash and break upon the firmness of your bodyengulf and moisten the places I dream of

If
I
were
the water of your bath
I would memorize
each and every muscle
and being liquid
I would take your shapemold myself to your every curve
your every indentationI would roll on/over/and off your satin skin

If
I
were
the water of your bath
I would send part of me
to gather in the recess
of your navel
there my temperature would rise to match yours
and like plants of
the sea
I would move your body hairs
in and out with the tide
created by your movements
playfully
i would slosh against your
thighs
and become very intimate
with your nature

If
I
were
the water of your bath
i would cleanse you
as my ancestors
the nile & congo
cleansed your ancestors
but
even more
when you leave me and
pull the plugI would defy the natural order of things
and stay and wait
for your naked return

© Ahmasi 1971


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