The Merciful Bare-chested Angel

Dedicated to Rena Easton.

Rosamond Press

The Merciful Bare-Chested Angel

by

Jon Gregory Presco

January 14, 2014

Has there been enough said
about the memories of old men
their dalliance with lovers past
when their sex is gone?

Somehow, very gradually
we came to terms with the end
of our ability to bring home our prey.
We patiently awaited the bad news’
we would never again attract her
that beautiful young thing.

No sooner has the raw deal
been sewn to our missing manhood
in increments
and just after the doctor of the older souls
creeps out of the room
here she come
our bare-chested angel

And she come over you
and lay her breast against your breast.
You feel the tingling touch
of naked skin against naked skin.
Heart beating against heart
she whispers in your deaf ear
so no one but you can hear
“Is this enough? Is this what you miss
most of…

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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