RADIANCE (Footnote # 72)
Tell me more of the unending radiance
your eyes discovered when pressed
against the hole into a honeycomb.
Say turquoise. Say my uncut hair
coiling around your eyes. Say berry.
Say your finger circled hard around
my toe. Tell me more of the unending
radiance erupting when eyes pressed
against honeyed wombs. Say my name.
You don't know my name? Make it
up. Then say my name. Tell me more
of the unending radiance of honeyed eyes.
from Eileen Tabios' I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2005)