A Poetry Sporadical of Repeating Forms

The Tease

by Richard Swanson

She’d coyly concede
she needs
now and again at her whim
but with his passion
in accord with current fashion.
In her romantic relations
she’s strong on equivocations.
She needs him, rationed.

Richard Swanson lives in Madison, Wisconsin and is the author of Men in the Nude in Socks (2006) and Not Quite Eden (2010), both available from Fireweed Press or through his email at rwswanson@tds.net. Recent credits include Blue Unicorn, Mobius, and Ibbetson Street.


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