Archive for the ‘Helen K.’ Category


Tuesday, September 7th, 1976

         What strange weeds the winter leaves us here
         in the stark sunlight after our lusty cheer.
         And with what wondrous clarity the mirrors shine
         and show the one that was, against the one that's left behind.

         I can't see, but the clarity aches my eyes,
         through these transient passages wove with immoral cries.
         And we weave and wind our parts and thine
         just gamblers come to meet
         in a place where nothing lasts.

                                 7 September 76

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —

1977-05-03 Helen

Tuesday, May 3rd, 1977


      The passage ended in our dance of form and enlightenment.
      In the afternoon, over tea cups,
      our warmth pressing us, without clinging,
      we spoke and smiled there, felt and saw feeling there
      and with simplicity, we never hid or hurt each other.
      Open and centered, the meal had been served.

                              05-03-77 - helen k.ends us
                              long beach

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —

1977-11-03 Helen

Thursday, November 3rd, 1977

            Not much to say ... we just smiled
            no explanations for our passion
            she told me a long story
            about a Korean soap opera
            and between riots of orgasmic laughter
            I loved it.

            Her eyes from half way round the world
            are Asiatic brown, hooded
            against the Mongol winds
            windows into someone else
            with no need to explain.

            with all the culture of the east
            she enters into our spaces
            and waits for the tides to roll
            and when she leaves again
            its without drag or remorse.

            She shares what's free
            and asks for nothing more
            our passions and smiles are enough.

                           11-03-77 - about helen k.
                           long beach

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —