Loving Men-Rodrigo (Eyes)


rodrigokissingThey are almond
shaped, outlined
in graphite with lashes
as long as a woman’s
manicured nails.

Milk chocolate
surrounds narrowing
and enlarging
pupils.
His eyes dart
as we kiss, sleepy
eyes that close half
way when napping, or
slitted
and half-opened
when passion begins
to swell like well rehearsed
orchestras;
Rodrigo’s eyes
are deep cool pools
in which I swim nightly, and
shallow pools in which I
wade in the morning.