Luxury

“Wonderful rivers
of laughing blue fish,
my lover delivers
my every wish!

White marble statues
cavort on the lawn;
a man in a hat woos
a doe and her fawn.

The sunset is golden,
we walk in a trance;
his whispers embolden
my longing to dance.

Red satin pillows,
brass knobs that shine,
the mirror up there shows
his body on mine.

Sublime conversations,
the laughter of friends,
airports, train stations,
the fashions, the trends…

Caviar, angelfood,
salmon on toast,
a palace, a blue mood,
Napoleon’s ghost.

Radical politics
he can’t quite afford;
I go where the trash mix -
it beats being bored."

Luxury

Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

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The implied speaker of this poem is an ambitious young woman who becomes disillusioned after life with a ‘sugar daddy’.

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