You pulled ice house ambrosia wrapped in a napkin out of your clasp purse,
And a plastic flask of nectar from the air
Like a master magician.
"That's quaint," I said through a smile, and gave myself the indulgence of
Straddling you and sucking on your ear.
I wish I had a photograph--
I could have used our thick buzz for film.
I miss your slant look
And your penchant for burning down whatever begged for a match.
These days, I dress for work, keep a schedule;
I menace truants and make inquiry over matters of no consequence at all.
You were the field botanist in boots and boho.
Your herbarium could have gotten us five to ten--
I'd have had no reluctance to do the stretch and ask for nothing more than your kiss-this laugh,
A little taste,
And one more hour on the road to Utopia.
for Flipside's word list #7: penchant, reluctance, slant, menace, clasp, master, indulgence, distraction, utopia, inquiry, quaint, photograph, herbarium
jargon note to non-Texas speakers: an ice house is a party store.
confidential to STWIASD: I used the picture I found for you. I cannot be trusted!