I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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20 April 2008

Hmph!

April Challenge 18: Include the line, 'There is no connection'

How she laughed!
For her there is no connection
between this old chick, her stepmother,
and sexuality.

She has never witnessed me
as dazzling performance poet
or High Priestess of a coven.

Hell, she's never even
seen me dance. Well,
not since the wedding,
and that was fifteen years ago.

I'm married to her Dad,
quite a bit older than me
and getting older. She equates us.

So when I confessed I fancied a man
23 years younger, she collapsed in hilarity.
I don't see what the problem is.
Doesn't every

red-blooded heterosexual woman
aged between nine and ninety
adore Captain Jack Sparrow?

© Rosemary Nissen-Wade 2008

20/4/08

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