Geisha, Midnight, Gion


Black
limosine, isolated

beads of rain
with standing waves

interior

light, white
linen, Poe-white

skin, cool,
dry,

black

eyes, black eyes that
did not look away. I

might have been a crow,
picking at a snake, I

might have been
a ghost,

an idiot child,
run to darkwet streets,

something refracted
in a drop of
rain.



JDP 98/07


GeoReference:

Gion is a section of old Kyoto once famous for its courtesans.




Copyright John D Porter © 1998



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