Irradiated Love

Irradiated Love

How I enjoy seeing you in your 
paper shoes and hat and lilac scrubs,
Do with me what you will, Aurelia –
Light me up the way you do,
I want to shimmer and scramble your screen.
I love the merry expression I see in your eyes,
the jokes we make about bacon frying
as you strap me in the position,
then disappear behind the lead-lined door.

About the contributor

Mike Finley of St. Paul, Minnesota, has written and published over 160 books. He strives to make at least 50 percent of his poems be "love" poems in some way. He currently is dealing with end stage cancer.

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