Spence Hot Spring

by Molly M. Caldwell

Spence Hot Spring
     Jemez River, NM

TripAdvisor said
be careful not to swallow
Janis Joplin’s pubic hairs, and
mind the amoebas. Fumbling
up icy boulders, were his glossy shoulders
rising from the pool,
Billy, from Nevada City
eyes as friendly as a cows’
tucked his penis between his legs
and offered me
chocolate, our shoulders bronzed
in December sun. You
can close your eyes, he said
my dog, Skillet Dog
will watch for cougars.