Green Garden Hose.
Outdoor recreation (Portrayals)
|Publication:||Name: Hecate Publisher: Hecate Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Hecate Press ISSN: 0311-4198|
|Issue:||Date: May-Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 1-2|
|Topic:||NamedWork: Green Garden Hose (Poem)|
I used to wake to the sound of the snake A prodding and princing, the garden to take A little sprinkling to redden a rose Ever-present layabout, green garden hose As summer kids to cool out from sun bake We'd run showers, paddle pools, after grass rake Would prop him and top him from yard to pose Full-on, spinning from Hills Hoist-green garden hose Now when I pass he is bound to the stake Wrapped around tap and scarcely awake Condemned to dryness, coiled tight, unwritten prose Serving water restrictions--green garden hose Some afternoons in the heat, in a dream doze Serpent-like you wrap my torso--spellbinding froze "Liberty" I writhe, my darling to make Feeling the rush, parting scream--green garden hose I think maybe 'I will', that no one law knows What can happen in private yard if I chose I'll slide sleek wetness, public brown I will fake Parched virtue, sated with my green garden hose Your lick through my hair becoming a lake I reach you from knob, u-turn, long length to slake In shimmering melt, together to coze Around once more with squealing--green garden hose So to it--unwind and stretch fat, my snake Drub and dram, rivulets, stroke duck and drake My finger in you, spread sparkles to my toes We arc so widely--lovely green, garden hose
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