Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WALKABOUTSVERSE 30 OF 230

Poem 30 of 230:  WAX - BETWEEN COTTON AND LEATHER

Alone, midnight, in a Filipino room,
With our wedding plans into action,
We turned out bulb-light for a candle’s bloom,
And made love unto sleep’s satisfaction.
Preludes were dates, after kin-helped touch by pen
And warm meetings with other family;
Choice was between twenty-years of children,
Or travel and childless-monogamy.
Sureness of permanency allowed it wet
(Raincoats shelved for others perhaps less-told),
And a bellybutton’s brim being met
Was sticky proof of pleasure birth-controlled.
    Symbolic of us (and a decade untamed),
    We to dark awoke - sure the candle had waned.

(C) David Franks 2003

Baguio, Philippines