Poems and Poetry

Infatuation | A Poem by Wanda Morrow Clevenger

my uncle cracked
a smile
when I asked if
I could have the calendar
tacked to
his garage wall

“why?”

“because I like it”

“no, he said,
you don’t need that”

I never asked
what he thought
when I asked, if
he even remembered
me asking,
but suspected
he took pause

to alleviate the
awkwardness
I might have
explained right off
what I actually
wanted
was to sketch
the nudes,
especially the twins,
but thought he
wouldn’t understand
the infatuation

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