The Tilde~

The flirtatiousness of the tilde reminds me of

the way blankets in a clothesline flutter in the wind – graceful;

its seductive qualities as subtle as

the scent of lilies of the valley

as it wafts through the open doors of the sun room at sunset;

if one looks long enough it emulates slender fingers

beckoning one to come closer

and onlookers are unable to resist its charms –

they come thither, as if

hypnotized by its undulating waves