This beauty is a new discovery, and it seemed like the perfect ending note for National Poetry Month. My thanks to everyone who followed this project, and particularly to the friends who have contributed.
I Will Take Anyone to Bed (Poetically Speaking Of Course)
I have made love with Pablo Neruda
On the heights of Machu Picchu
I flashed the tattoo on my thigh
And hitched a lowride with Luis Rodriguez
I have held Adrian Louis close
And danced a wild reservation two-step
Until beer cans and disposable diapers
Spun around us like stars.
I have surrendered to Leonel Rugama's
Burning adolescent heat
And caressed Roque Dalton
From a luxuriance of bed sheets and red wine.
I stayed up all night reading Sherman Alexie,
Nine months later, I gave birth to twin poems.
This lust is not heterosexual.
I devour Nikki Giovanni and Patricia Smith
Like Sao Tome chocolate.
I have been known to steal away for
An afternoon tryst with Julia de Burgos.
I wrap Nellie Wong around me like a silk robe.
Tonight, I have a date to share a steamy bath
With Linda Hogan and Joy Harjo
And it's gonna be gooooood...
- Sara Littlecrow-Russell