Ambition

She should softly

pad down the stairs

Be softly aroused

by morning prayer 

her hips, untouched

should rise and fall

before his hills 

the sun should be small 

tender, fair

muted like brie 

soupy air

in summer’s heat 

she should

accommodate, curl,

taste –

sweet

consist of many 

empty seats

and if she has a bouncing baby boy

she should encourage him to destroy

toss his plates

anywhere

always have something

to declare

when he's old enough

he can bludgeon more rooms

inside another woman’s womb.

Image of a list of engagement costs in Tripoli, Libya. Taken from Facebook.

Image of a list of engagement costs in Tripoli, Libya. Taken from Facebook.