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John Puhiatau Pule

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I need to tell you that I want to live.
My head that spins like a helicopter’s flight.
The days where trees burst through my chest.
When my nights are disturbed I lose my hands.
Stroking your face I clearly breathe again.
I create a new invention to suit the desires
of the two shadows in my mind. I love:
shoes that charade a hot summer rain.
We both watch my penis in the tall mirror,
your arse twisted so the view assures your eyes.
Slowly I move to catch the glittering waters;
saturated in forest liquid I pull out of you.
Air that gives us early morning insects saying
goodbye to the world and bless this life.



From 100 Love Poems (Earl of Seacliff, 2005)

John Pule

Last updated 25 September, 2005