Loose Limbs to Tie Me Up / obediah michael smith

dark woman in pink shorts
and as gifted as delight

I write because I owe you
who are so much
who give so much

you open yourself
and I am born
all over again

I want to take communion with you
if the Lord and you
would let me


Obediah Michael Smith has published twelve books of poems, a short novel and a cassette recording of his poems.  He has published widely in journals, and his work has begun to be translated into Spanish and included in anthologies and journals in South America, Mexico and Spain.