Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Poem by Marie Reinstein

Encountering Me 
by Marie Reinstein

I’m about to open the folder-
amber aged and edge-curled, treasured.
Donovan” in hippie letters adornment all.
As always—in the bottom left
drawer of whatever desk I utilize.
Written some 30 years ago, telling
tales, relating woes—youthful despairs of
identity, maturation, growing pains. Ailments, malaise: ennui.
In search of my first erotic poem. What else
will I find there on this eventful eve for my
current erotic poems. I am 53 now. I may
I think at last understand the sensate lures.
May at last be, the sensate me.

So now I’ll turn my attentions inward
and in doing so hope to find, to examine,
caress and adopt
the child/girl/woman
that was
I am
all that
I am plus that poetess
prolific long ago
and when my acquaintance ripens into
love, I will have found myself whole.

The Summer Gazebo Readings feature 4 author/poets each Monday evening in June, July and August, 7 pm at Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. See the links to the right for our schedule and directions. Bring a lawn chair and come on down!

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