Friday, June 22, 2012
NAKED EXCEPT FOR THE JEWELRY
"And," she said, "you must talk no more
about ecstasy. It is a loneliness."
The woman wandered about picking up
her shoes and silks. "You said you loved me,"
the man said. "We tell lies," she said,
brushing her wonderful hair, naked except
for the jewelry. "We try to believe."
"You were helpless with joy," he said,
"moaning and weeping. "In the dream," she said,
"we pretend to ourselves that we are touching.
The heart lies to itself because it must."
It's not worth parodying, although I considered doing just that. But how could I surpass the original, both as an original and as a parody?