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Monday's Poem


Ascent Aspirations
Word Storm

© 2007 David Fraser

Trading Dimes for Kisses in the Car

Help me find the tingle when
we traded dimes for kisses in the car.
Help me find the scent
one hand in a mitten in my hand
the smell of perfumed wool forever in my mind
our press of hasty lips
teeth that clashed
then mouths that settled in exploring tongues
holding tension teased and raw.
Help me find the tingle when
you sidled up from exercise
to lay your waist within my arm
or when you were the slinky mama in your silver
out in search of blues and food
floating on the too long,
too long, too long baby
lyrics of a song in
moonlight dobro sway of light
hot air and alcohol
when all the muses danced the table tops
you wore me like your skin.
Help me find the tingle when
we traded dimes for kisses in the car

David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of Ascent Aspirations Magazine. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in over 40 journals including Three Candles, Regina Weese, Ardent, Quills and Ygdrasil. He has published a collection of his poetry, Going to the Well (2004) and a collection of short fiction, The Dark Side of the Billboard (2006). David is currently the Federation of BC Writers Regional Director for The Islands Region. His latest passion is developing Nanaimo's newest spoken word series, WordStorm.

David Fraser has a BA in English from University of Toronto, and an MEd in adult education from OISE. In Ontario he taught English, Creative Writing Writer's Craft among other subjects at the secondary school level for 30 years. He was the ski school director for High Park Snow School for 8 years. Currently he is a full-time writer who also teaches skiing at Mt Washington in the winter.