in sports socks only

in sports socks only
the girl with the blue demon eyes

mouthed come hither in Finnish
and the boy with the giant

imagination came to her
in a leap for mankind

nothing passed between them
but snow

and a long rocket full of zoological specimens
to send to Mars

he’d guessed she’d said
but her warmth denied his giant

imagination and suddenly her
skin was enough

and he shut his eyes and thought
nothing of it