POEM: “Clean” — I’m innocent / to the man who loves me. / For the ones who don’t – / I’m square.

Lady

Clean

I’m innocent
to the man who loves me.
For the ones who don’t –
I’m square.

I’m virtuous
to the man who cares for me.
For those ones who don’t –
I’m slow.

I’m beautiful
to the man who sees me.
For those ones who don’t –
I’m hot.

I’m everything
to the man who feels me.
For those ones who don’t –
I’m a bore.

Sylvie Hill, Montreal, July 21, 2019