June 9, 2007
Behind Tango’s mask,
Space yearns for her body;
Silence waits for conversation.
Eyes roam forward, backward, sideways,
Looking here, now there.
Where is she?
Mouth twitches upward, wondering.
Hand touches hand;
Embrace listens like oceans feeling oceans.
Vibrating ears send new signals:
Bodies now command brains.
Muscles push against waves.
Resistance clears debris.
Psyche returns charm for charm.
Grace heals protected sores.
Feet feel familiar:
Leather to leather,
Slow, fast, kissing past each other.
Time flies like oysters making pearls,
Tango mask falls from his face.
The goddess Psyche. The three graces: Three Goddesses of Charm and Good Humor.
Like the MUSES, they inspire artistic creativity. The daughters of APHRODITE and DIONYSUS (and/or ZEUS and EURYNOME), their names are
AGLAIA, the Radiant,
EUPHROSYNE, the Joyful,
THALIA, the Flowering.
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