How perfect is this picture?

The stark whiteness of his cuff

His gleaming manicured fingernails

The mature, experienced hand

Is that a shadow we see, resting on her cheek –

– or the imprint of a previous slap?

Her smooth, unblemished skin invites his attention

Is she being punished or pleasured?

Tantalized or tanned?

One can feel her anticipation

Her aching need about to be met

The addicts are being fed

Each honoring the other.