Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Poetry: Quiet Lust

Quiet Lust

A young woman sits on the subway train
Insecure
possessing beauty and precociousness that only God could form
Grown men
stare in blank disbelief at this quiet beauty of womanly proportions
Businessmen and proletariat alike all smile and nod as they imagine her in their beds
She would learn how to use her beauty in coming years
but for now it was a burden
The look of discomfort and shame she displayed
Made me want to protect her, hold her
and keep her for myself
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