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left to lie

Posted to Action Poetry

Today I think
I could quite willingly
spend the ripe afternoon
languishing in the bed
lying idly --
your kept woman
So the question becomes
would you keep me
or leave me there to spend
the long afternoon
Perhaps your decision would rest
on how I rested
Perhaps I'd recline on soft satin sheets
surrounded by glossy magazines
or instead I could try to lie
on crisp cool cotton
the sun filtering in cleanly
through the blinds
and all my muscles
slack as sand
Maybe I'd rest
half undressed
on top of the patchwork quilt.
So, if you were out
would you leave me to lie
or would you at least try
to find your way to me?