Mark Alan Williams


Sunday mornings
I push myself upright
to watch as
she dresses,
observing the broad
plane of jaw to cheekbone,
her throatÕs edge
stretched forward.
Her body
lined with shadows
denim brushes up
knees, thighs. These
are the Sunday rituals
of folding and putting away.
Quiet sacrament of the
some other time;
pipe organ hymn
to cigarettes
tapped back in packages;
resurrection of buttons--
lip gloss--keys.

Mark Alan Williams is a PhD fellow at the University of Louisville, where he studies Rhetoric and Composition. His poems have recently been published in the Tulane Review and Honeyland Review

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