At The Photographer's Youthful Interpretation

I sing your Lady's lovely, sheer, tan hose---
the kind with reinforcements at the toes
and heels; real stockings, in perfected bliss;
unshod.  Like you, young Batters could suppose
the reinforcements were the place to kiss.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I cannot cite the source (and will gladly cite it subsequently, if it can be verified); but Elmer Batters, the pioneer glamor/stockings photographer said, in his elder years, that when he was a lad, he thought the reinforced toes and heels were meant to indicate where, upon the foot, his ardent kisses should be placed.

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