Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poem: "My Situation"

My Situation

I’m situated somewhere/in the erotic left.

     Ana María Rodas, “Poems from the Erotic Left”


My politics is independent when it is not Erratic
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

I write in free and formal verse, my poetics is eclectic,
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

I question my dialectics (guess I can be called Socratic), 
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

My orientation is pragmatic in linguistics and economics,
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left. 

In ethics my talk is idealistic, my walk opportunistic,
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

In matters apocalyptic, I prefer to be historic,
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

In matters domestic, I prefer to be individualistic,
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

I must confess my psychodynamics is somewhat bureaucratic,
     but I’m situated somewhere in the erotic left.

Talk to me about your classics, statistics, semiotics, logistics,
     but tell me, tell me, you’re situated in the erotic left.

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