Office at Night, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz


Office at Night, Robert A. Sieczkiewicz
Nev’r before are we alone together.
Nights on my back, with but him in my thought.
Opportunity knocks, shant be for aught.
If required, to my bed I will tether
Cunomaglus. But me be not nether.
All will go as I planned, nothing unsought.
To the peak of desire I will be brought.
If required I will take out the leather.

Will this be the night our bodies ignite?
My question is now answered by the clue.
Pick up the paper quickly. Start the night.
Gets to the paper, he hears drop of shoe.
He smiles moving to her. Out goes the light.
Phone rings and rings. Color of night is blue.

For those of you who may not know it Edward Hopper is one of my favorite painters. The painting Office at Night was called by one critic as the most erotic painting ever done by Hopper. I cannot tell you how many time I’ve looked at this painting and that that it can’t be a real Hopper. But it is, as I have seen the workup charcoals before he put it to canvas.  In his last draft he put the piece of paper on the floor.  What was in Hopper’s head?  Well as you can see I took the bait and ran with it.






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