SUMMER


Reclined and sweaty
While catching your breath –
Back to the stairs;
And breathless bosom
Skyward!

A striking pose
On your flat’s front steps, while
Winding down from your brisk accustomed jog.

Skin glowing – suffused
By the brilliant radiance
Of Summer’s morning sun – and
Cooling by degrees with each calming breath.

Eyes shielded, and closed
Behind stylish sunglasses
Prospectively, peering inwards –
Scanning your memories and expectations.

Such quietude! oozing poise
And confidence;
Inspiration;
Vigour;
And overall good health!

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LIKE YOU

Like you
I’m ageing
Albeit ahead of you
I’ll hit forty.

I was young
And pretty
(I still am);
Full of ambition.

I was bright,
Brilliant and brimming
With unbridled exuberance;
An ebony beauty with catchy pink lips.

The many years have
Made me plump, and rounded
Me off in myriad ways;
Within I remain my former self

Yet scarred and hardened,
Galled by certain wars
Of love and heart and betrayal;
A little of me still shines bright.

I’m above judgement
(Especially yours)
Your puerile mind
Will never fathom my history!

I am a woman
(Complicated, they say);
Unmarried and influential,
Adept at what I do!

 

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