52 Men


It is a secret

of touching,

holds her to her past

as she holds 52 men.

She is ‘Great sex’,

she is lonely,


with men

to create a life.

Is that what Elise wants?

Who is she?

I could not stop,

this broken heart,

the moments of present.

Melancholic prose.




52 Men by Louise Wareham Leonard

Red Hen Press, $15.95

Similar to Delta of Venus by Anais Nin, but less erotic.