Auburn hair, not counterfeited from a bottle
natural creases of cascading ringlets
sparkling eyes, rescued waif smile
tight, short, shorts. Gypsy charm
and the perfume of availability. Perhaps.
Platters of small talk, individually presented
polished first lines, well timed extenders
generosity with conversation game time
and listening. Always willing to listen – talk.
The shine of gold and first love innocence
appeal to vicarious participation in her happiness.
Only here for the summer
study was finished.
“This was a lovely place – everybody so nice
she would love to stay
would be the happiest girl in the world if she could. If only she could.”
A diamond can cut in places
where steel is impotent
the glint of an idea.