Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer 

what a woman wants

hey baby, before you 
buy me diamonds, remember 
this: the best way 
to prove your love 
to me is to 
tell me exactly where 
you found those voluptuous 
sumptuous, sexy chanterelles-exactly 
where you found them 

hey baby, before you 
buy me pearls, consider 
this: what really gets 
me hot is a 
big, bulbous king bolete 
with a firm and 
swollen stem, smooth skin, 
solid flesh, oh baby 

no fancy cars, no 
flimsy lace, no chocolate 
bars, no trips to 
spain, baby, when you 
want a kiss, remember 
this: i want fungus 

Copyright 2000, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer 

After receiving a master's degree in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer moved to treeline in Telluride, Colorado. There she edits Telluride Magazine, writes a weekly linguistics column, freelances for magazines and writes poetry. Her first book, lunaria, came out in October, 1999. 

Switched-on Gutenberg/Vol. 4, No. 2 
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