Sex and the 50-Year-Old Woman
By Nordette N. Adams
With a body like Helen Mirren's--
never burdened by babies stretching
skin to an alien curve--she is much at 50
the same as 30, bold and glistening,
fevered with lust.
With a body like Venus of Willendorf,
stretched after bearing fresh blood,
she forgets her name, contemplates
skin alien as cratered moons cooling,
damp and mysterious--the unexplored cave.
© 2010 Nordette N. Adams