I like my body when it is with your
i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh ... And eyes big love-crumbs,
and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you so quite new.
- E.E. Cummings
I have always loved his purposeful dismissal of upper case letters, especially that of "I." I have always wondered whether he saw the self, as separate from the ego and hence didn't capitalize his "I's." Perhaps both stylistically unique and personally humbling. -tM