30 November 2010

Privacy


bed


Tell it any way you want
no-one will believe you;
these
things
don’t
happen!


Twenty hours abed
with an audaciously
reawakening woman
is completely implausible
claim to legendary
stamina

She amazes
in innocence free of pretence
her sphere of compassion
obliterates preceptions
of what matters as privacy
between bona fide
intimates

But he won't be
saying a thing
– she’s seen
to that...

© 2 July 2010, I. D. Carswell