Under Unshielded Lights
by A.J. Huffman


The sofa is weathered and

rough against our backs.

First yours, then mine.

We will bear the rash

for weeks.  In documentation

of resistance.  To power.

Position.  Co-existence.

Its manifestation is benign

ly indifferent.

Lost among the rest

of the scars.  We carve

(hypothetically and haphazardly)

heiroglyphical symbols

of our failing.  Until both

our hands and our heads

are stripped of everything

but the latest memories of skin

on skin on suede.  We sway

rock rub.  Rob

                    bing instinct

of its basic need:  our kiss

less sin is [still] an act

                              ive feed.
About A.J. Huffman:
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has
previously published six collections of poetry.  She has also published her work
in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer,
Writer's Gazette, and The Penwood Review.  Find more about A.J. Huffman,
including additional information and links to her work at
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and
https://twitter.com/#!/poetess222.
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