copyright © 1996 Dennis Paul Himes

Cheryl Again

Back in the real world
Where spilt tea is tea which is spilt
Where Venus reveals herself in the body of a saleswoman
Where desire stumbles about alone, drawn to the sharp softness of her face

I withdraw
To where Cheryl closes her eyes as our lips brush across each other
Moments before I find out once and for all just how wet her tongue is

- Dennis Paul Himes