After dawn 

I remembered splattered words,

Paintings of you unbuttoning her clothes

Your shirt tiptoeing over your head

palms that opened like primroses

And kisses

Distant memories of you not wanting me to cry,

That you didn’t want to jeopardise

Her willowy legs that haunted me

Feathery shake of her milky knees

And memories that came in tides and waves

Now, they rarely ebb and flow,

In jeopardising to let you go.