James Daniels

Al Green Esperanto


below-the-belt interruption
delightful run in the stocking

not the first orgasm
the second or third

caught in a wave of silk hands

subtle electric aftershock hum

the word love
and each and every distant relative

trust of the growling dog
purr of the free-falling cat

moaning wetness
of the witness

lost in blurred erotic fog

gentle piercing
call and response

home on the ecstatic range
bass and treble stretched
into a fit

line busy
line off the hook

Jesus openly
secretly flattered

deep down deep down

the days of the week
elided into one long midnight

the melting of clock hands
into bodily fluids