Sunday, September 16, 2012

Magpie Tales 135: Gaming Love



this race 


overt comfort in your skin

covertly denouncing mine 

tacking up with blinders 

shielding views (from you, 

from me);  dancing for a lark, 

this, our ritual mating game - 

I count a zero sum result 

on one life's landscape.




Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali
Shared by Tess Kincaid.



Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful...I especially like "overt comfort in your skin"...delicious...

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  2. dancing for a lark,
    this, our ritual mating game

    Perhaps the secret lies in taking the dancing more seriously? :) It can be a big turn on...

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  3. ha def some interesting word play...the race, the dance, feeling comfortable in your skin...but a zero sum result...interesting...

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  4. Agreeing with Brian, which I believe comes with age and a little less hormonal flow. These days I cultivate life, friendships, those close to me like I would a well-loved garden. I leave the dancing to those still in the hive. :)

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  5. Isn't that what always happens in the mating game? but sometimes we have to take the 'blinders' off and se it for what it really is.

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  6. Some guys just don't like dancing. Some don't like talking. He's in trouble if he doesn't like both. :)

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  7. A ritual mating game can be exhausting given the mass of the dancers! They seem lively though! Nicely, Burnett!

    Hank

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  8. .. 'zero sum result' ~ what a futile game they play. Nice write, Rick.

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  9. ...a ritual mating game with zero sum result.

    Now, THAT is efficient agony.

    =)

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  10. Zero sum game, but never giving up...so it goes!

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  11. To be comfortable in their own skin, and still moving forward, past the zero sum...is breaking all chains....of yet another ritual in the mating game!

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  12. The mating ritual played out so well

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