LOVE: BEGINNINGS - C.K. Williams Poems


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They're at that stage where so much desire streams between them,
  so much frank need and want,
so much absorption in the other and the self
  and the self-admiring entity and unity they make --
her mouth so full, breast so lifted, head thrown back
  so far in her laughter at his laughter
he so solid, planted, oaky, firm, so resonantly factual
  in the headiness of being craved so,
she almost wreathed upon him as they intertwine again,
  touch again, cheek, lip, shoulder, brow,
every glance moving toward the sexual, every glance away
  soaring back in flame into the sexual --
that just to watch them is to feel again that hitching in the groin,
that filling of the heart,
the old, sore heart, the battered, foundered, faithful heart,
  snorting again, stamping in its stall.