Never trust a lover who ...
Never trust a lover who in the throes of passion
calls you 'Baby' or 'Babe' -
that generic name for a sex partner
whose body is equally generic.
It means in an unguarded moment
the name of someone else entirely
might slip out with an orgasmic yelp
which definitely would not be cool
a real mood buster.
In fairness such caution
does mark a certain level of empathy
for the partner's psyche -
and the clever talker obviously hopes
for another fling.
There must be a lot of sex around
with 'Babe' this and 'Baby' that
non-committal pap for the fizz of the minute
a slug of soda pop
compared to fine wine on the palate.
Cynthia Buell Thomas