Treasure Island

Dónall Dempsey

(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

LENNY THE LIZARD & THE MIRROR & THE POSITANO SUN


The mirror
admires

your nakedness

(smiling in passing)

Lenny the lizard
clinging to the wall

with all the gall
of a peeping Tom

admires it too.

Sweat stings
my eyes.

The morning Positano sun
gazes firecely

at your beauty

making you perspire
as it admires

the view

I too
admire you

& then

I do more
(than admire)

our bodies
writhing in the mirror

Lenny the lizard

darting away
with your delighted laughter.

Submitted: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Edited: Sunday, March 08, 2009

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