the light

i believe in gallons of powerful coffee
laced with quarts of cream

pyramids of raspberry danishes
high-stacked beds of juicy steaks
cigarettes of marijuana and tobacco

fine dry wine
martinis with olives

the curve inward of a woman’s waist
(nature’s most perfect line)

the wet spot
the way she comes under my touch
her smile and the light in her eyes

and the light
my god, the light!

(Published in nibble eleven, 2009; copyright 2009, 2023, by Tetman Callis.)

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