There’s those who want to be told that they’re good
— Specially in bed — Specially after
doing something bad. This code: “Spinsterhood,”
meaning — good or bad — I love you, sister.
Does it matter that we don’t look the same?
That you can’t take me anywhere? Come close,
I would like to whisper to you my claim.
The one that you can’t share. And yet, what glows
between your legs, in your throat, on your tongue
— I call it a gift — talent uncommon.
You’re a good, sister, even when naked.
Even when you’re more than bad, say, wicked.
I have tasted your passions — though I’m young
enough to be your child, if you had one.