Male Nude, Descending a Staircase
Ooh I’m glad I’m standing here
as down you come in not a stitch.
And how resplendent you appear -
a sausage salad on a dish.
Your bare feet beat upon the stairs
and off it goes. Tick-tock. Tick tock.
I’m caught quite frankly unawares
I’m hypnotised. I start to rock.
I’m off! I’m lost! First left, then right
it swishes - so enticingly!
I cannot wrench it from my sight -
Such power to enrapture me!
My eardrums ring, my senses slow.
Love, should I faint, or have a fit
and die, I just want you to know...
It’s how I would have wanted it.
Ooh I’m glad I’m standing here -
My view is quite exceptional!
It’s poetry in motion, dear,
and that motion is perpetual.
18 October 2019
For ‘Nude - Descending a Staircase’ Contest
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