deer in headlights

she bares her flesh to me
             glowing sungold under the moon
    [So]  I can’t quite call her
                   a marble statue
  some such sight I’m sure you’d glimpse
                              in the Louvre
             & fall quite passionately
                yearning to touch, to fold
                           fingers against her spine
                     in real time

                  But then
                       unwittingly I freeze…
                 rebel against my every thought
                    my tongue netted with desire
                                  & saliva & I think
                        I have just met
                                    a goddess of lust
                       because I am struck
                          Struck silent
                          when she comes to life
             places her hand on my chest and
      purrs so lovingly
    I just wanna feel your heartbeat

–LM