25 July 2012

Women of a Certain Age

Self Portrait ~ Diana Matisz

you ask how i know them
so intimately
those women
of a certain age
shape-shifters
blending
coalescing
around a turgid cosmos
fraught with youth and virginity
so often, invisible to you

and you admit to it
say your eyes
cannot see
how they wear their skin, regally
satins velvets and watered silks
burnished by years of touch
so soft and malleable
fingers itch to stroke
to forage out the sweet spots
so few
have access to

with a nervous laugh
you say they don't attract
can no longer turn
a head or turn you on
but in your heart of hearts
you know
you pass them by
without a glance
because to gaze into their eyes
would leave you thirsting
for what you've never had
and never will

you ask me
as you contort my body
with rigid urgency
how i know them
so intimately
those women of a certain age
and i say
my dear, you didnt know?
i am a charter member

7 comments:

  1. '...thirsting for what I never had and never will'. Ouch! You caught me 'red handed' or 'red eye'd'. How did you know men like me lust over women like this?

    The silky skin from the soft touch of age is so titillating. This made me smile but with an abashed sense of being caught.

    Nice piece, Diana Lee

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  2. Thank you nene and Jyoti x

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  3. i love this poem...

    and you admit to it
    say your eyes cannot see
    how they wear their skin, regally
    satins velvets and watered silks
    burnished by years of touch
    so soft and malleable
    fingers itch to stroke
    to forage out the sweet spots
    so few
    have access to


    i asked my wife if i could photograph her in the nude, you know, something implied and shadowy, not crazy...she agreed...if they turn out well, i may revist this poem and ask you permission to use it as a heading or caption

    you know i retired from teaching last june, so my wife and i promised ourselves to do things we've never could do before, risky things like pretending we are 18 again :)

    regards

    Ted Beck

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  4. Ted:
    It's so nice to see you here and permission is certainly granted. I'm pleased you like this one and pretending to be 18 again has all the perks and none of the heartbreak and risks...go for it!

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