The Lovely Figure

Original Text: 
Margaret Christakos, Sooner (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2005): 62.
1Kiss you on the cheeks, that double-round coital zone, the lovely figure
2I have loved over and over
3In a dream of you, the lover who comes and lifts
4eyes from the trouble of me.
5Mirage, I know you're a poor fuck; what I want
6is the light, the light, to wake
7To a tray of eggs and coffee, newspaper
8with a good review and the cuckoo-sound of children
9Eating in the kitchen, my empire clamouring
10with good clocks.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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