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To His Mistress’ Elbow

November 1, 2013

Hate to be the one to tell you

And please understand my dearest

That I’m only talking about the skin

Around your funny bone and surrounding area

But from there it has gone, the youth of it

And no amount of lotion will ever return it

To the time when that portion of flesh

Glowed from within like a flame through wax.

 

Still beautiful, precious and your own

While much of your flesh is still perfectly fresh

The first bloom has left that bony knob on your arm

We must mourn it and remember

The wrinkled relic that remains there remains your own, precious and beautiful

Different now but still deserving love.

I shall kiss it still, more tenderly yet

So please don’t shove it in my face again!

 

[Don’t be scared, faithful readers, The War upon the Motorcar will resume next week]

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2 Comments
  1. John Bruce permalink

    Jpf rekindles our interest in the mature female elbow as only he knows how – with humour, with love, but above all with a complete disregard for common decency 😮

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    • Thanks John, I think.

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