XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXGustav Klimt / 1862-1918
xxxxxxxxxxxLADY WITH A FAN
I've cruised through menopause,
replaced it with metaphors,
which I always prefer
to a scrawny simile.
The heat and sweat
that seethed within my dreams
has weakened to a dribble.
Now I am a cooled down Aphrodite,
wafting breezes with my pleated fan,
waiting for you to catch my drift.
I'd rather be the fire that you seek
to melt the snow on your boots,
than the brushwood waiting
for a match to strike,
hoping that the kindling will ignite.
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