Robert James Berry


 My eyes have opened
 My heart is thumping music

 I hear
 other musics
 They do not concern me

 I am unfurling my fingers
 Stretching them through
 crustacean-red water

 My sky
 has a roof of muscle
 I can touch the sky
 With my creased fingertips

 I shall
 suspend my pigmented thumb
 in my new mouth

 I shall
 and kick myself to sleep

 I am miraculous
 I have these dreams.

Copyright 1999, Robert James Berry

Dr Robert James Berry is on the Faculty of Languages and Communication at the Universiti Putra Malaysia in West Malaysia.

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