Touched by Magic by Jennifer Lagier

Camille is fed up
with doom and gloom,
craves a few hours of joy,
a delinquent afternoon
between satin sheets
with a sexy man who
just wants to play.

She shuts down her computer,
tosses out the morning paper, unread.
Showers, waxes,
slithers into a red thong,
low-cut glitter top,
camel toe jeans.

At a window seat
in a little wine bar
on the Santa Cruz wharf,
she sips icy prosecco,
smiles at passing gentlemen,
lean, agile surfers.
Admires sunny sparkles against
the rhythmic pulse
of giant incoming waves.

Jen & dogs in Cambria
Jennifer Lagier has published thirteen books, taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium readings. Newest books: Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018). Website: : : Poetry by Jennifer Lagier : : 
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