Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOW
Vol. 5 Num 446 Sat. August 27, 2005  
   
Literature


Rhetoric


Iím eating a mango
standing by the sink so I donít drip
on the red wood floor
on my tight blue jeans
You are more beautiful than ever
I am as wanting
I am reading a book with codes
all over it (no, not that one)
I find myself thinking
in small mysteries, coy mazes
the way Holden Caulfield laced
my thoughts with obscenities
Can I say a code is a metaphor?
Will you enjoy this sort of talk?
I would like to send you a photograph
of myself, any photograph really
because itís a photograph of you
inside me
You found me
but not before the blue ink ran out
So you know where I am
I am more beautiful than ever
You are as full
Itís as much as can be said.

Abeer Hoque lives in San Francisco.