Kiss her in the dark on moonlit night, caught unawares on snow strewn path caress her face from brow to chin fingers buried in her hair surrender to her sensual mouth Inflame her urgency Slip under, over, around her skin smoldering ecstasy of embrace unbind her, unfold her, tangle her limbs bend and mold her to your will rise and fall in lustrous wonder A shiver in the spine Washed in light of blushing stars wound in moonspun webs Kiss her in the dark again, then again For she will not resist you
Wafting on a mystic breeze
I plucked your name from the air
cradled it gently in my hands
carried it with reverence
to a secret place
shielded from curious glances
in coherent communion, I placed it on my tongue
to find it… sinfully pleasing
drunk with every essence of you
stumbling and slipping
in a rapture I had never known
to the water’s edge I writhed
in a swirling single motion
on a gentle kiss thrown to the wind
back your name I blew
something so delicious
I could not taste of
Fearing I’d lost you, I became frantic…
nauseated, weepy, dreamy
…for a split second
before I realized
I never had you
Alone did I stand on the plains of madness
calling out for a helping hand from my comrades.
But my cries were but in vain for not one did send forth their palms
but instead turned and forgotten about me.
So forward did I continue and upon the steppes of my mind
falling into the dark swirling chaotic rapids of woe
and upon losing consciousness in the rage I felt the cold embrace of death.
I awoke upon the river’s banks and gazing upon a magnificent raven.
With wings wide and large he flapped away towards he flew to a light.
Feeling nothing to lose as I have been broken and thrown away I followed the creature.
A sight befell me and I saw a simple golden plaque that read.
No matter what will happen to you in your life
know that only you are responsible for what happens to you
and never let the darkness in your mind take you
always let the light shine bright.
Weeping bitter sweet tears did I feel the weight of my self loathing and rage leave me,
with each tear the load was lighter and the pain faded and even though
I was empty inside I felt though as if a little flower had bloom
in a desolate desert and in side I knew
I was piecing together myself.
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we followed a map
plotted a course
determined a route
observed all speed limits
obeyed all traffic signs
never altered from our destination
we still got lost
we are only passengers here
intersected by currents of time
speeding towards inevitable
Profoundly, I despair the loss of you
hanging round my neck
Teach me to forget as you
unbound by my burden
Wistful night makes me ache
silent prayers scream aloud
Share the method to erase
memories of imaginings true
Teach me to forget as you