“Men, who needs ’em?”–source unknown
The two women on this moonlit beach
Have only eyes for one another,
As I, excluded for my gender
Swim unseen in the foam.
The two women exchange fervid kisses
Twist their limbs in the sighing sands
As my craft drifts unattended
Past the shoreline out of reach.
The two women eye each other closely.
Their green glances intertwine with the white dunes.
Rhythms of waves lap mermaid’s breasts
As another man’s swept out to sea.
Another empathy poem and probably an attempt to write a missing poem/passionate configuration from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Since the 1960s, our definitions of passion and relationships have opened up considerably, and this is merely one man’s ironic musings on this subject.