Poetry: Robin White’s “You asked me in a bar”

////Poetry: Robin White’s “You asked me in a bar”

Robin White

 

You Asked Me in a Bar

“Liebespaar” by Otto Mueller

You asked me in a bar
how many women have you slept with
and I told you I don’t know.

and if I were to say
you were the last
that would be honest too.

My usual answer:
about 12 is a lie.
The person I’d been with

last, is usually,
a lie too.
if I were to say

I see your face when I close my eyes
that would be the realest
thing I could ever say.

Your voice moves in me
like my tongue on your thigh
my fingers inside you,
your hands on my arms
your legs on my shoulders.
i only have the truth for you.
if I were to say I miss you
you might tell me
I don’t know. but you tell me
you breathe me in on your pillow.
if I were to say
I love that,
that would be honest too.

 

About the writer:
Robin White is a twenty-nine-year-old writer and teacher from the U.K. currently living in New York City.

Image: “Liebespaar” (the artist and Irene Altman) by Otto Mueller (1874-1930). Distemper on burlap. 31.4 x 41.3 inches. 1919. Public domain.

 

By | 2018-09-18T22:45:21+00:00 September 18th, 2018|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|