A Close Shave
On a hot tin roof.
My girlfriend doesn’t always behave;
she loves to sunbathe on the roof,
in the clothes that Nature gave her,
even during a scorching heat wave.
Her aim is to become bronze brown
from her head to her ten pretty toes.
All binoculars in the neighbourhood
become active when she lies down.
I told her that I don’t need a diploma,
be a physician or a dermatologist
to know that an excessive exposure
to sunlight might cause melanoma.
But all observers can see that Maeve
has an impeccably smooth epidermis
though she admits that under the sun,
in Brazil, she once had a close shave.
© Luigi Pagano 2017