Sensual Aging
by Barry Basden

Low lights, TV droning,
they face each other
on the sofa,
legs extended
for mutual evening massages.

Holding her foot,
his calf against her bare thigh,
he considers the almost forgotten
taste of her body.

He closes his eyes,
inhales her familiar scent,
caresses her instep.

What? she says. What is it?

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