Another Biblical Reference

Cast the stone languidly

all those transgressions

on my part and yours

Because we love one another

as retail transactions

Because I’ve forced myself on you

by touching

too thoroughly

when I part crowds.

I know in subways

or designated riot zones

there’s a familiarity with the way

I brush your knuckles

and I know I haven’t hidden

wide-eyed lamps

that tongue your calves

suckle the rolls our culture

left on your abdomen

and I can’t not glare

at those alien swells we call breasts

to land, finally

at the exclamations of hair

on your chin.

I stare too deep,

that is why you rarely catch me

watching your eyes.