intimate time

Daphne Marlatt. Liquidities in the section "Some Open Doors" closes the poem "innuendo" with these suggestive lines

his laugh her shrug the time it takes intime fake brass
reflects used shine of coffee mug she lifts to wipe
his place clean
in time the intimate plays here with the gesture appropriate to the diner setting but also fitting for the home front

And so for day 1136