A Poem by Jennifer C

I dream of celibacy but reach for desire.                    

In my dreams I am always      reaching          

And waking to find the butter-battered fish


Has slithered

just into the sinking mattress

It leaves its clabber congealing on the wall


These are our mOrning wOes pulling on the each


These are the crises looking up their lineage


The ferns

Taking humorous hold above

   the redwoods.

You take one, you take them all


I am with you tonight, Deleuze,   

Among the reaching rhizomes

Meeting in the midst

Our knobby bows know no other tangle


I see the river nudging its soiled mouth

on my hands

An ocean heading through a crevice

A golden light around the corn stalk


but they will not tell me their secrets

and I have told all mine


© Jennifer Chaussee


*It is your responsibility to understand copyright law.

© 2011 Jennifer C

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Added on December 13, 2011
Last Updated on December 14, 2011
Tags: literary theory, Deleuze, rhizomes, dreams


Jennifer C
Jennifer C

Sacramento, CA

I am a poet and non-fiction writer. **All my work is copyrighted. It is your responsibility to understand copyright laws but just as a quick tutorial, they exist as a formality to protect the br.. more..

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