Melusine's Friday Night

When I pour in
the lime-green salts,
the bath becomes
a tight dark well
and I head down
through silt and sludge
to scrape my scales
on ancient slabs.
Skid on belly,
slide on breasts;
coil flavescent,
flail that tail.
But when I step
back out again,
on splendid legs,
you’ll see no tail.
I’m soft and pink –
That’s all you need.               
You know the deal:               
don’t probe, don’t pry.        
Just dim the lights
and pour my drink.

Annette V olfing

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