i want to eat your roses
with the morning coffee sun
the glass vase between your legs
as you sit on the windowsill picking petals
i find you in bed strewn with the silhouette of drapes
their pattern spread over your body
while you swear off heat of day
brush hand across night stand
knocking pencil off homemade maps
‘it’s too hot to travel today’
the last rose is thrown over my shoulder
it is too early to tango
but perhaps i could be the matador
ripping sheet off bed and raising your faux anger to boiling point
there is no meaning at the moment to our black and pink life
(this Summer classic)
neither of us want to join the current world
this cottage is parked outside a small fenceline
a field forgotten to be anything more than nostalgia
and we are our only lovers waiting on evening solitude
we sleep now in the harvest moon darkness curled –
your arm draped over my shoulder
the curtain on wooden rod blowing above and across our dreams
hanging from its hooks above the window….
Muleta: The muleta is a stick with a red cloth hanging from it that is used in the final third of a bullfight. It is different from the cape used by the matador earlier in the fight (capote de brega).
The muleta obscures the sword, and as in his earlier work with the cape, the bullfighter uses it to attract the bull in a series of passes. The red colour of the muleta is actually unnecessary, though, as bulls are dichromatic, meaning neither the cape nor the muleta colour can be accurately discerned by the bull. The colour is retained merely for tradition.
Black and Pink life: Black and Pink create red
Harvest moon: Harvest moon is orange. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. … In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.