Images of Sarah

A petite person trying to control
The whole world
Stamping her feet in frustration
And shouting the odds.

A tired seabird at SeaWorld
Placing one foot in front of the other
Like a long-legged flamingo with a handbag.

A happy dolly-bird riding the bus
Blue eyes flashing, lips painted red
Her long fluorescent legs being stroked.

A caring mother writing postcards
And buying T-shirts
For a son,
Counting the dollars once again for Catherine.

Sitting at a table for two
With sushi and sashimi
Retelling tales of old lovers.

These and other images being bound together
By the chemistry
Of primeval lovemaking.

Surfer’s Paradise, Australia — January, 1992

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