Monday, May 24, 2010


and he didn’t get a‭
bang for his buck.‭
It wasn’t the open‭
cove,‭ ‬the welcome.
It was a chance and
risk and I guess he
felt taken and not‭
on a joy ride.‭ ‬I guess
I was supposed to‭
be his rolling hills,
exotic flowers never
found in his part of
the word,‭ ‬rare and‭
there just for him.
He expected feasts,
exotic meals.‭ ‬He had
taken off without
pay.‭ ‬He wanted to
plunge into me,
wanted to shipwreck
in my thighs.‭ ‬He‭
wanted to do things
he wouldn’t do at
home,‭ ‬wanted his
money’s worth‭
or a refund

by Lyn Lifshin

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1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 25, 2010

    I really like the phrase'shipwreck in my thighs'.Nice take on mans's expectations.(Laura Whelton)