Slo Mo

Let’s make love suddenly
with all the lights on
and everyone home
Cross-legged, sprigged
thick like a leaf
skirting the horned edges
of that cracked
flower pot in the garden
where everyone else is
brunching on Prosecco
with tongues ready for deep gossip
while they work the runny
eggs off their chins
slo mo sizzle on a Sunday

Let’s, you and I, dip our fingers
in the punch bowl
Two, no, three body lengths away
Let’s grab the cherries
by the pits, my dear,
while the espresso roasts
and the jazz grinds slo

Let’s make it with our teeth
and tangle the stems into kinks
Let’s prick all the peaches
with our thumbs
And suck out the meat
of the oranges
And dance on
the pomegranate seeds
that slip out
from under the backs
of our thighs
As we shine the last
apple to sparkling
Toes to heels
Straight up

While the dank breeze hangs lo
And the music swells
up like a lagoon
Let’s raise our bellies
to meet the slo mo
burn of the rum
And the char of the grill
and the clink of the glass
frothing at the mouth
of the morning that’s rusting
like two dirty ankles beneath
the weight of our overripe
bodies begging
to burst like swollen plums
Caught in the pollen
of our two eyelids

My darling, let’s stare
at one another
until the ice melts

24 thoughts on “Slo Mo

  1. “let’s grab the cherries by the pits”
    “Thumb the peaches”
    “And suck out the meat of the oranges”!!!

    Whoa…my own umbrella just flipped up!

    A Brilliant contagious read! 😀

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  2. Your umbrella is your trademark, and a wonderful prop! You stand alone in the rain falling up! You are a poetic twist and turn in the literary world. Smiling an orange peel smile at your accomplishments! 😀 Well done!

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    1. My umbrella! 😂 I just switched over from using another version of the same character, and I sometimes forget I now have an umbrella! Thank you for the incredibly kind words. I now sit here with a big smile on my face, as well. 😊

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      1. You’re very welcome. Many of your writes sparkle delight! The visuals you bring to the poetic table are splendidly delicious! You are profoundly talented.

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