144. social services *

tongue on tongue 
and eye to eye, 
his flowing hair
her quivering thigh 
they knew too well
it couldn’t last 
a love like this –
in a world aghast – 
can’t understand
a love that’s pure 
against the odds
could well endure, 
so one last time
they dance the dance 
then consummate
a fine romance, 
with heavy heart
the moment come
he takes her back
to the nursing home.