Thé avec Imogen et toi
It’s exquisite torture sitting this close to you in polite company
with the restraint of Earl Grey and amuse-bouches on a doily
when what I think I’d like is you, alone, and a slug of vin rouge,
our tongues entertaining more than each other’s ears
on some good old-fashioned shag pile
somewhere other than Imogen’s bungalow.
Previously published in The Rat’s Ass Review – Love and Ensuing Madness, May 2016
Sharon Larkin has been widely published in anthologies, magazines and on-line and has a pamphlet forthcoming from Indigo Dreams. She founded and edited the Good Dadhood poetry project, co-runs Poetry Café Refreshed and is Chair of Cheltenham Arts Council and Cheltenham Poetry Society.