Adultery


first time always

unable to touch when you

come to me terrified

 

and then we ski down

as if we were the mountain's

untouched early morning slopes

 

ski hiss whisper

poetry and snakes

gardens of children and dragon

 

dreams of marriage splendor

perpetually stiff domestic

twist in furnace wind

 

a dead man on a chandelier

dream that hangs in mind

for next time same place

 

same time