There's no need to blush
when we turn the mattress.
How much blood has your body spent
in all our years together?
How many nights have you pressed your
aching belly against my back?
Truly live with a woman and
you will know blood:
the leak that bespeaks the fertility that twice
turned me inside out and right way up.
So don't blush at a love which is
more than mattress-deep.