To a Common Prostitute

…from the quills of the dead white poets

Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)

 

Be composed – be at ease with me – I am Walt Whitman,

liberal and lusty as Nature,

pro.moneyNot till the sun excludes you do I exclude you,

Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the leaves to rustle for you,

do my words refuse to glisten and rustle for you.

My girl I appoint with you an appointment, and I charge you that you make preparation to be worthy to meet me,

And I charge you that you be patient and perfect till I come.

Till then I salute you with a significant look that you do not forget me.

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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