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.