Footnote: Unexpected

Weekend; beach; tanning:
but with your scant bikini,
sheer blue pantyhose?---
you smile, shyly, and ask him,
"Are you complaining, or what?"

 

Kyakuchuu

[jlc]

Author's Notes/Comments: 

From a set of magazine photographs I saw in spring, 1977, during the last term of my freshman year at college.  The "feature" photographs depicted the model, a young lady not too much older than myself at that time, on a private beach, wearing only blue pantyhose.  The incongruity of that surprised me---as I was rather naive and uninformed:  although I realized that it was exactly the incongruity of that combination that provided the erotic charm.  I cannot explain why, almost thirty-four years later, the memory has returned, but it returned forcefully enough to provide the Tanka above.

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