The author, Dane F. Baylis
EVER MORE EXQUISITE NOISELet's move on to another of the ASKEW POETRY JOURNAL, Issue #14 poets. At this time I would like to present Tim Tipton. Tim is a unique younger voice in the Askew pantheon and is already making a name in the Southern California scene. His recent chapbook, "LATE NIGHT BREATHING" was the winner of the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest. He read his poem "DIRTY WEEKEND" for the Askew event.___________________________________________________________________________
I had a dirty weekend with a total stranger
We stopped at a little bungalow by the sea
that hummed to itself.
We climbed up a jacaranda tree
and sat in the branches until our hair was
covered with purple buds.
We climbed down and slithered through the mud,
pretending to be seeds.
We sprayed each other with a garden hose
and the water caught sunlight so that we rinsed in
showers of liquid rainbows.
We ate banana and peanut butter sandwiches,
played music and pretended to surf on the bed
under sharp salty sweat air.