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Be Mine

August 17, 2010

by Judith Terzi

O come let all your rabid pleasures prove
On the terrace under eveglom’s span.
I am terra nullius, kaboofa groove
Bust in ne plus ultra retro glam.

I am terra incognita in threads
Of funk. O kiss me, plinth of 2KX.
Let us contemplate the frothy spread
Of sea and see what we can resurrect.

Let your fleshspades guide the quest
Into alcoves and embrasures of the night.
Taste my mantric kisses, those arabesques,

In the clerestories of fading urban light.
Come suspend your hang ups, let us jibe
The architraves of two quotidian lives.


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Judith Terzi’s poetry has been widely published in print and on line. A new chapbook, The Road to Oxnard, will appear from Pudding House Press in 2010 as a finalist of note in the 2009 competition. She was a runner-up in the 2009 Alehouse Press Happy Hour Awards. In her other life, she was a high school French teacher and college writing instructor. She lives in Pasadena, California and is terrified of earthquakes.

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  1. Karen Greenbaum-Maya
    August 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I thought this cool thing sounded familiar! Niiiiice one.

    • Judith Terzi
      August 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks Karen.

  2. August 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Wonderful, her voice, the beat draws one in, many thanks ko shin

    • Judith Terzi
      August 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks so much.

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