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                                                                                                Arlene Ang


Crazy Love: egg tanka series

morning is white shell
clasped between fingers and thumb;
egg strikes non-stick pan,
spills pale blood which quickly clots -
pleasure I cannot admit

espresso gurgles,
fluid steam whistles past ears -
from the leaden spout
a feather stretches to tease
prudent lobes and exposed nape

heat enslaves raw egg;
coffee grounds melt into cups -
some brand of evil
walks in at 7AM:
we kiss and let breakfast burn

                Previously published in Zygote (Volume 7, Issue 2, Summer 2000).


                                                                                                © Arlene Ang

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