A Clear Image Is Not Available
I will decide this one is different.
I will say the teeth, this time,
are bared in ecstasy.
I will glory in the respectable bed,
the clean white sheets,
Let the exhausted ghosts rest.
The source of light, I say, is the sex--
is soul upon soul--
is innocent flesh, innocently held
in a firm dark box of rapture,
This was written in response to the surprise ekphrastic challenge on sex and art.
Shirley Glubka is a retired psychotherapist, the author of three poetry collections, a mixed genre collection, and two novels. The Bright Logic of Wilma Schuh (novel, Blade of Grass Press, 2017) is her latest. Shirley lives in Prospect, Maine with her spouse, Virginia Holmes. Website: http://shirleyglubka.weebly.com/ Online poetry at The Ekphrastic Review here and at 2River View here and at The Ghazal Page here and here.
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