Woman Astride, Facing Away

from by David Safran



And once again you’re let in:
To please me, and feed me, and then give.
Oh, baby, I’m not selfish –
I’m inwardly attentive.

I must accept that love is all her play
Woman astride, facing away.

I want a man to love it,
Not wander among the trees;
A man who is half-triumphant,
A man who is half-guilty.

And, yes, “You’re quite boring,” she might say
Woman astride, facing away.

You can feel so drunk and grateful.
You can press your lips to her thighs.
You can think that she will save you,
But you don’t view her from all sides.

Oh, I’d marry her but she intends to stay
A woman astride, facing away.


from Delicate Parts, released May 22, 2012
David Safran / Anchorhold Music. ©2009



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