“La Rêve (The Dream)”, Pablo Picasso, 1932.

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It’s Always Summer If You Look Hard Enough

Always you and your
body, in a state of undress

always your tits, though
they remain
hidden, are
as I have measured
them, soothing and

I will imagine your legs
as columns of silk, delicate though
they fill my head
and so are made
immense, but

only behind closed
eyes,
or naked
under bed sheets

always you, with a penchant
for summer
and an ass for summer

and a cunt for summer?

but I will have you now
forfeiting summer, trusting
your body for
warmth

and trusting your cunt not
to make a fool of me

though my words
may have already
accomplished as much

– A. Ramirez