“The Feng Shui of true love,” by Buff Whitman-Bradley

Apr 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Poetry

—for Cindy

No matter how many times
I moved around my inward lamps
And tables and chairs
To please the various
Interior decorators and remodelers
I’d fallen for
My Feng Shui always disappointed them
On the other hand
You appreciated the arrangement
Of my heart’s furniture
From the very beginning
It was harmonious you told me
Without being predictable
It felt open you said and spacious
Conducive to the flow of the yin and the yang
In fact you announced
To my astonishment and delight
That my inner décor suited you just fine
Exactly as it was . . .
So I asked you to stay
For crumpets and chi


Defenestration-Dapper GentlemanBuff Whitman-Bradley is the author of four books of poetry—b. eagle, poet, The Honey Philosophies, Realpolitik: Poems of Protest, Outrage and Resistance, and When Compasses Grow Old, and a chapbook, Everything Wakes Up! His poems have appeared in many print and online journals. He is also co-editor, with Cynthia Whitman-Bradley and Sarah Lazare, of the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. He lives in northern California.

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