Sub-Rosa

turn of a valve

water sprays

hot droplets meet on scalp

a soothing drape.

 

quickness becomes

foolish viscosity.

rivulets stream down flanks

and steam shrouds

from eyebrow to sole.

 

cross-legged under hot rain

cascade on chest

through hair, scalds glans,

pleasure-pain arousal.

soapy manipulation

a groan evaporates in false humidity.

 

new slick liquid

joins sparkling maelstrom.

valve closes

sudden silence

worlds without return

in cooling breeze.

 

good morning.