June 27, 2022

From Here To Nudity by Ivan Jenson

Throw off your reading glasses
slowly move toward the shore
first kicking off your flip-flops
then ripping off your shirt
now undo your belt, unzip your fly
and drop your slacks, boxer shorts
then slip off your socks
now dive into the sea
of freedom and splash
in the unexpected undercurrent
which tugs you beyond the breakers
now see the toned lady lifeguard run
and jump into the choppy, chilly waters
and just in time she takes hold of you
and drags you back to the beach
where she gives you the kiss of life
causing you to spit up salt water
and then she says, “Sir, didn’t
you read the sign that said
“Dangerous rip tide?”
“No” you say in a sandpapery voice
“And didn’t you read the other sign?”
“What other sign?”
“The one that says this is no longer
a nudist beach.”
near sighted you gaze
at her gorgeous sky-blue eyes
and say,”I forgot my glasses.”
she winks
against the glow of the setting sun
as your most private part
like the tide
is rising…

Ivan Jenson’s Absolut Jenson painting was featured in Art News, Art in America, and Interview magazine. His art has sold at Christie’s, New York. His poems have appeared in Word RiotZygote in my CoffeeCamroc Press ReviewHaggard and HaloPoetry Super HighwayMad SwirlAlternative Reel Poets CornerUnderground Voices MagazineBlazevox, and many other magazines, online and in print. Jenson is also a Contributing Editor for Commonline magazine. Ivan Jenson’s debut novel Dead Artist is now available as a paperback and on Amazon Kindle and Nook. His next novel a psychological thriller entitled Seeing Soriah is due to be published this year by Hen House Press New York. 


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