The black dress

stretched out

like saran wrap

over her mature





The dress has large white flowers on it


And I love

the way

she talks

about Walcott

and politics

and the sexy tan


beaches of the Caribbean. I sit

at a gray

and black desk

in a white button-up

(with blue stripes)


writing poetry;

thinking about gambling

and nude women


This is the second of a series of poems by Leo Abbe.