That certain nonchalance, that effortless skill

Modest accomplishment and conscious thrill.

Disguised desire, reticent thought

Dinner prepared instead of store bought.

Fluttering eyelashes and simpering smiles

He had no chance against  womanly wiles.

He courted the courtesan’s innocent guise

Her steely facade is no surprise.

Controlled and controlling, expert to the core

The paramore to adore or abhor.

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