eighteen years old

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Naked Human

man and woman –

black square sofa

with pale flowers –

the large light’s turned off –

a faint lamp burns

yellow –


they kiss each other

long –

they squeeze each other

hard –

as if there was something,

which may not be –


her shoulders are bare –


through thin green clothes –

he touches caressingly

the slip –

she turns red and serious;

how difficult it is to be

young –


may not –

dare not –

he kisses long –


there’s nothing to do about that –

she sighs –


and then there was no more –