Maxwell Bodenheim Poems : Your Breast is the Bridal Couch of Our Stillness

Your breast is the bridal couch of our stillness.
The restless beggar of our breath
Leaves the folding of stillness, reeling with gifts,
With dreams in which we glimpse our own scars.
We give these reflections of scars to stillness
And she turns them into bitter hummingbirds
Offering us the colored death of song
Held out in her enticing hands.

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