“I Like to Watch” by Alan Fox

Alan Fox


I like to watch my wife when
she walks around our bedroom
naked before preparing
for the day or for the night.

Perhaps she appeals to my
sexual lust, or sense of aesthetics,
or intimacy, careless of the hiding
which otherwise rules our lives.

Which is why I write poems
Which is why I watch movies
Which is why I am silent
until I whisper this to you.

from Rattle #33, Summer 2010

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