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And the Crickets Outside the Window

December 6, 2007

mussed sheets
that smell
his sudden wanting

another season delirious
and egg-heavy

she says
I thought of you
but was tired

the unending scrape
of male wings

it’s easier to come
my own fingers

her unapologetic body
her articulating legs

he folds her to one side
dreams his way
into her

here we wait
this we call song

by Dana Guthrie Martin

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  1. December 6, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    That was good. Thank you.

  2. blackeyedsusan
    December 6, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Dana,

    Now this the erotic done well. sensual, tactile, real. Enjoyed this.

  3. December 7, 2007 at 6:05 am

    Great. Great. Great! I enjoyed this a lot and will have to read it again.

  4. December 7, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Can’t play the sound file. Is that normal?

  5. December 7, 2007 at 9:37 am

    No, it isn’t. It’s a Flash player, so make sure you have the latest version of Flash software. But if you click on the MP3 link, you should be able to play that on whatever your computer’s default audio player might be. If you can’t do this, you need to contact tech support.

  6. December 8, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I listened to that 3x. That’s an interesting piece. The indifference in your voice really drives home the point and highlights the message in the 5th paragraph. Very clever.


  7. December 8, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    I finally got my sound working and was happy to hear your voice doing this super poem! Congratulations, again!

  8. December 10, 2007 at 11:15 am

    Dana, you rock my world this Monday morning. Thanks for this.

  9. puahinseattle
    December 10, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    I love this eroticism’s ability to draw us and the insects into one vibrating text! Go Dana!!

  10. December 18, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    I keep coming back to this poem (why do I think I should have put an end break after “coming”?) so let me pause to compliment. It’s tight–bravo!

  11. vicki
    December 20, 2007 at 2:44 pm


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