Woman of Water

For Frank

If you were my muse

I’d be in trouble

I just want to tease you

Stroke your cheek, scratch your stubble

Make fun of your haircut

‘Til your chin wants to double.


It’s your dimples I’m seeking,

I must make you smile

I want to fall in them

And swim for a mile.


The breast stroke, the back stroke

The butterfly, and free

As a mermaid I’ll kiss you

I’m lost in your sea.


It happened so fast

I worry it’s lust

Is the fire of desire

A medium I wonder

This woman of water

Can trust?

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