MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (5)

Cross-legged

In repose against the couch
in a criss-cross plunging V-cut top –
breasts betrayed, legs splayed.
She sat carefree, cross-legged as if to say
“Enjoy the view,”
as if worn to be seen or complimented –
her lacy lingerie, the showing off of a thigh
that advertises her youth –
curves and crevices that used to tease Lust;
such wardrobe malfunction
does not ring a bell anymore, nor does it
bring to mind wild carnal imagery
all I see is an undergarment – an open leg,
“Good God! Has midlife kicked in, too soon?”

Copyright © Ugo Nkwoala | Spilledwoords.org | 2020

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