Sunday, 14 July 2013

"Swisser Swatter"

Cf. John Aubrey, “Brief Lives”, Sir Walter Raleigh

You winced, and I worried I’d
hurt you but you kept me
clasped with arms and thighs
urging me deeper with your
clenched feet, your taut breath
tight in my ear, resolving into a
mantra of simple syllables
ending in “me”.