The Swoop and Sway: Seducing Youth


She considered the manboy with the tasseled pants –

The red columns of legs and slight sway of his hips,

As he followed the siren curves of the girlwoman’s back.

What made the back beautiful?

A Cartesian swoop of muscle,

Two hummingbird shoulder blades hovering,

The gentle bellows of pumping lungs,

Or the lustrous skin sheath of a seductive heart?

He stood behind the girlwoman. His tassels, red-fabric bells, immobile for the tiniest second

While she stood waiting, first-time aware, sexually potent.

The woman, veiled in a turtleneck and modest heels, lost herself in youth, enticing, festooned, and never again innocent.

(Image with permission by Andre Giovina)


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