he’s sunshine and storm
                    warning, but his eyes are always
the most placid blue. I imagine
                     he’s never wild, always mild-
mannered. knows just when to flash
                     that captivating smile, and how
to look straight at the camera
                     with concern, so we’re clear
that it’s serious, his voice sultry
                     as the hottest day of summer.

to be honest, I envy his wife
                      her nights, and her days
spent without worry of what good
                      old tom is up to, what he’ll do
next because of his best quality:

                       the ability to avoid saying
the wrong thing at the wrong time.