Just tonight, for once, let me see
your smile emerge out of your face
like sheer life. My old railing ways
will veer off the cliff of surprise.
On the way down I will go up,
a fool having his way with you
or a magician of sainthood,
whatever it takes to float out
where nobody can keep you from
being with me on my banquette.
(20 January 2011)
copyright 2011 by Floyce Alexander