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