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His butter fingers
massage themselves
into her body
until he is no more
and she glows
with oil of him.
He makes her shine.

His wife has chocolate fingers,
dark and sweet,
inhale bubblegum
from the tips,
pink wafer nails,
taste of red fruit wine.
A taste that doesn’t cloy,
not syrupy or over sugared.
This woman knows how to work her fingers.