I write and publish my poetry first on Instagram. Then on Sundays, I post the poem that received the most likes or comments here on my blog. Below is my most popular Instagram poem this week, “Where Are You?”.
Where Are You? Where are you? The splendor of creation awaits. Beauty veiled, she dallies, playing with the wings of birds passing, swaying her hips with the wind, wanting to dance, to bring you music from planets and clouds. Call her by right name, hear her answer. Male or female, she is yours: lingering, singing and playing, holding out a braceleted hand, all tinkle and glint. She wants to roll ecstasy over and under your skin, swirl bubblings into your blood, breathe you away through the waves of the ages. You can stay where you are (where are you?) and just listen. No, don’t even listen, just be. Unmask. That is all. She will offer herself, unasked and unasking. No demands from her, ever, to know: where are you?