Solar Storage

I shouldn’t be sitting in the sun,

even with gallons of sunscreen on,

or so my dermatologist would say,

and I can’t argue–he’s right in his way–

but with summer ending soon,

I want to be out, even near noon,

storing the warmth to sustain my soul

when i’m stuck in an office, cold.

Copyright 2015

T. Allen Culpepper

Nine

His order number’s nine,

and, damn, he’s looking fine:

black jeans, boots, white shirt

jyst tight enough for his pert

nipples to be outlined.

Black hair that’s stylishly cut,

short beard, slim build, tight butt.

Eyes glued to his computer,

but if I did my duty,

I could break that rut.

Copyright 2015

T. Allen Culpepper