Oh smooth voice of cream and honey A metronome flow, a mellifluous murmur… No grit nor granite here… No knowledge of bramble-tangle,

I want- the tough tensile Strength of steel The iron that will Span a valley or a sea-

A voice, such a voice, I have never seen such a voice, Waxed, shining blood-red nails, Symmetrical curves, uniform Perfect.