Monday, January 22, 2007

Pauline Ann McKenzie: Momma Pajama


(i am)

if i were slicing a mural
with every rubber-souled scuff mark
on your or someone elses
clean floor

if i were melting a painting
with every tear
evaporated into the air of an art gallery
or sunk into a movie theater cushion

if i were mixing a soundtrack
with the first note
of every question
every statement
of every no and yes
and amen

if i were keeping an archive
of every warm surface
every deep smoothness
every electric reflection
i glimpsed passing

if i was writing a poem
with the extra cradles
made from your brown arms
in embrace

it would all
every mural
every painting
every song
every library
every poem
every outfit
every outburst
every project
every event
every performance
every accident
every essay
every miracle
every sigh
would all be
dedicated
to you

and I am.

1 comment:

Day said...

Moma Pajama is warm and brown with doe eyes that envelop me being. Her smile is knowing and loving. Moma Pajama makes me feel loved and appreciated despite all else. Moma Pajama embraces my being with genuine love. I love Moma Pajama, she is my home.

Day