Don’t tell me I’m “hot”
     because that word is not
          appropriate for women
               of a certain age,
                     let alone a goddess.


I am ripe
like perfect fruit,
soft and sweet.
My resolve is firm,
my thighs less so.


Don’t say,
     while ogling my decolleté
          that my belly “doesn’t matter”.
               Tell me it is beautiful
                    to cup your hands around.


My belly has borne
children and a lifetime
of giving in
for the greater good.
It has earned the right
to be soft.


Don’t call me “thin”
          like you would toss
               a complimentary wafer
                    at my feet,
                         a pale trinket
                              you honestly believe
                                  will lead you to my bed.


It won’t.
Let me share a secret:
Sex happens between
the ears
before you get between
the sheets.


Admire my strength,
     the curve of my vocabulary,
          the way I carve
               a roast chicken…


I am so much more
than a once pretty face
and body.


Tell me you think I’m wise,
     and that you like
          the sound of my voice
                when I whisper
                     naughty things
                          in your ear…


and I will love you
and be yours forever.

15-01-13

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Comment by Veronica Corso on August 30, 2014 at 1:44pm

Thanks, Keiko.

Comment by Arthur James on August 30, 2014 at 2:11pm

`
SQUARE...
I GO VISIT
PARIS'S de
LOUVE? OH!
MANY WHO
FEIN THEE
LOVE'S SENSES
TRUE EMOTIONS
HUH? ` , ' O?
`
EVEN POPES
HAVE DIED
BETWEEN de'
Thighs... be '
real ..,. ` cc'
ask ` James (FBI)
Comely to ` opine?
`
I stay ` signed-in,
but i am ` heehawed...
i ask NSA ` heehaw too?

Comment by Arthur James on August 30, 2014 at 2:15pm

`
SQUARE
SWUARE
SWUARE
`
i hear
new huh
heehaws
mule, huh...
SQUARE annoy...
SQUARE folk
sure do stink
inwardly pew . . .,

Comment by Arthur James on August 30, 2014 at 2:25pm

I GOT TECH WOES
READ KOSH AT
SPAM WACKO
SITE? NO
UPCHUCK OR
LAP REGURGITATED
JACKAL voMIT. IT
A HASIDIC - BUT
N N OT A AMISH
PROVERB... I VIEWED
A KOSHERSALAAI COMMENT
JUST A MOMENT AGO. SIGH
`

Comment by JMac1949 Today on August 30, 2014 at 3:08pm

R&L... FOTI is a lucky man.  ;-)

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2014 at 7:16pm

well looky at who is here. me, arthur, and jmac, the resident 'mature' OurS wolves in sheeps clothing

to read a delightful honest post about a subject

sex

that 50 or so yrs into the Sexual Revolution

we seem to be regressing

in our knowledge

about.

between the ears indeed..

Comment by James Mark Emmerling on August 30, 2014 at 7:17pm

oh and of course the banished aphrodite, Keiko.

Comment by Heidi Banerjee on August 31, 2014 at 2:59am

Veronica, I am stunned by the beauty , truth and depth of your poem.

Comment by Heidi Banerjee on August 31, 2014 at 3:03am

  Keiko...  Aphrodite   ???  I wonder.

 

Comment by Zanelle on August 31, 2014 at 6:35am

I enjoyed this poem so much!!!  Perfect!  Thank you.

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