May Redux – 2014 – Hot Tub Dance

hot tub

it was

a torrid tango

a slipping of skin along skin

through shimmering heat

and cold blue air


it was

a surging blood


a simmering amniotic



it was

a sizzling cauldron

of salty sensuality

a full moon

roiling ocean rumba


it was all

raw lips and basted thighs

tangled flesh sliding together

falling limbs losing ground

and coming apart


it was hide and seek

and blind man’s bluff

and catch me if you can

with a stiff oar in a feral sea

dipping and thrusting

through oscillating fluids

floating, flooding, rising,

bodies liquefying

spurting like whales


it was lines forgotten

identities melting

transfigured bodies

lost in translation

and the wavering light


it was faces transmogrified

in shifting perspectives of steam


nothing was ever what it seemed

when we danced

the hot tub



Mixed media drawing and poem by Clinock


5 thoughts on “May Redux – 2014 – Hot Tub Dance

  1. Both image and poem are powerful and dramatic…..intense!!!!!
    What an unforgettable experience…..for us all. The hot tub will never be the same again. (the purpose of all great art!)

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