Dogs 2012

OFF THE SHOULDER
(4/26/12)


it's nice
to finally
be of an age
where a strapless
summer dress
seems about
the sexiest thing
imaginable

a smooth
silky transition
of bare arm
curving to clavicle
collapsing to cleavage
showing skin
unseen
since last
Fall

pale flesh
not yet tanned
by the lengthening
daylight

a naked ankle
emerging
from soft fabric
as she
moves
about the room

maybe a hint
of calf
as she stretches
upon
the couch

that
hummingbird
tattoo

now that's
sexy

no longer
that youthful
obsession
for exposed
genitalia

no more
anatomical
abstracts
required
to attract
my attention

there now
seems time
for appreciation
before
passion
which then becomes
that much
more
real
when it
finally
arrives