Idle Sweet Briar
I am Krishna, blue skin divides
into one hundred selves,
to make love to cow girls
in knee-high grass pressed down.
My legs wrap around each one,
a universe of silks —
above quadrangle crops and bells
delightful cloud-scapes drift.
No hearts break from fear or rage,
no sinks to clean or bills to pay —
I am one hundred cow girls
tapping cows with sticks.
© 2009 Laraine Armenti — All rights reserved.
ABOVE: Cow, oil on paper, 9 x 9 in (22.86 x 22.86 cm), 05/17/09