June 1, 2013

Courtship


The hygienist
says open wide,
well-practiced 
in removing tarnish 
from my life,
bringing me back
to a showroom shine,
fixing small problems
with her sterile tools,
prepping me, 
while the evening 
is still young,
for the ecstasy 
yet to come,
like shopping
for someone special,
before you really 
know for sure,
he's going
to be the one.

5/21/13