Our bodies draw together,

hearts leaning into flesh.
soft, slump surrender.

Stopped because
your wife of 40 years
emerges.

But, for one more yearning embrace,
our bodies colluding.

Restraint prevails,
the contradiction unravels
all in a moment, ended.

Your face familiar,
I know it well,
but it is someone else
I long for.

Your are too young
to have been married
so long.