Legacy... leathery chestnut eyes
amid flickering candles....
You come to mind:
A generality of heydays
bleeds to a monochromatic blood-pool.
It's so easy to quote the sixties
from the pallor of Vogue girls...
(Idealized love poems
are for stucco hearts.)
throwback rock babes
explicit with whipped cream eggs.
Midnight Gape is included in Red Shuttleworth's collection of poems from the summer 2015 fire season in Washington State, Woe to the Land Shadowing (Humanitas Media Publishing, 2015), available on Amazon: