Classic Nude

Beautiful elegance, masterfully
portrayed in nude.
Long golden tresses, her body
bared out across satin sheets
peering into a hand held mirror
lying in a garden, lush grasses
peonies and roses, vine
spilling over with trumpet blooms
Nymphs dancing in the background.
One whispering in her ear.
Billowy clouds against azure.
You can almost hear the playful
notes of the flute and strings
plunking from the lyre.

At a closer look, I could not see
red, tired eyes,
or the scars from the surgeries
that disfigured her abdomen.
I could not see the folds of skin
that sagged over her pubis.
How did her breasts remain
symmetrical much less firm?
Were those Nymphs her children
screaming for a meal?
I can understand her looking in the mirror
our vanity gets the best of us.
But…dang! that hair on my chin grew right back,
need to wax my AND my eyebrows.
I think it’s time to get those hair extensions done again.
I’m tired of perms.
Man! who is that yammering in my ear,
can’t you see I’m trying to get a nap?
How did I get outside…naked?
Do you think this sheet makes me look fat?
Definitely classic.

SadieLu /2011

Classic Nude

SadieLu

Joined August 2011

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a woman

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