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Kaye Aldenhoven

(- / South Australia / Australia)

To Prepare for You

To prepare for you
I scrub the soles of my feet
and cut my toenails.
I wash and brush my hair
Flicking it out with my fingers
so each strand will dry fast and sweet
in the breeze of the ceiling fan.

I smooth oil on my elbows, thighs, and knees;
brushing oil from my palms
over my nipples
so they’ll stick to your fingers.

I wrap myself in a silky sarong
choose a cunning earring
which will jangle in your bed
when I shake my hair over you.

Will you notice that I’ve cut my hair?
One side is longer than the other
but I won’t neaten it.
I’ll wear the earring on the long side.

I streak perfume through my hair.
Bought near the Jain temple
in Udaipur
palest green scent distilled from a root
dissolved in oil of sandalwood

Last time I left you
I could smell you in my hair all day.

Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

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