charm and

balls: all a man

has, all a man

can want.


that rat bastard

Adam can land

a lass, that

rascal’s award:

that gal

as a martyr.


a thrall.

that man’s


that gal’s

warm hand.


any braggart’s

talk (all

balls) can


call at dawn


man’s wrath drawls

past psalms, stays.

any lass that

can’t slap back

gasps, blanchs,


cramps and crawls

back at that

harsh saga.