you undress in front of me
while i fiddle with radio or
it’s not that you dismiss me or
that my glimpse of you is unimportant
it’s the acknowledged bond beyond flesh_which exists between us
no need of holding up white sheet hiding timeline
pressing facecloth rising from tubbed – clamshell.
when you want my attention
the behaviour changes
when my behaviour changes to a smile
your shyness appreciates my glance.
at meal time we eat
and companionship meets companionship
after the meal_follows_during the meal
changing between rooms for light rye and tea.
this is the beauty of marriage
angle of the eye catching butterfly
instinctual moments changing bodied-tone-colour
a tree branch over window – catching noon sun or
while you undress next to me
i think of words – languid and honeydew
eternal nestling and morning window.
while i undress with you
i think of honeymoon and soundtracks
whispering bills and kitchen chores
catch you eyeing me
myself eyeing you
2 smiles unified
kissing the night – good night.