Kept Woman

Kept Woman

He liked her best
meticulously type set
splayed out
across the page;
she was vulnerable
this way.
Blushing with inflection,
coquettish pitch,
seductively pouting
her lips with
innuendo and play.

She liked to
toe the line of
scarlet maiden,
cotton candy tease,
setting expectation
with cadence & rhyme
then unexpectedly
opening  w   i   d   e
with pause and
penetration.

He loved her this way:
proofread and polished
spread out on display,
beckoning exploration
and the brazen gaze.

Knowing they wanted
her sighs for them
he leaned back
with his tell-tale grin–
the kind that creases
at the corners of
knowing eyes–
acutely correct
in his conviction…

she was
undressing
for him.

Of Men and Moons

Of Men and Moons

Only a sliver
is visible tonight,
the balance
cloaked in shadow
and dark truth.
Yet I tell you,
you’re lovely this way:
clad in contradiction,
draped in shade;
a lucent slice
tracing clouds
in silver ice.

The Adventurer

The Adventurer

I am your adventurer,
eager to explore
the hot springs,
cool creeks, and
windswept fields
of your skin.
Dips and ridges
of your ribs
become my guide;
peaks and valleys
of your spine—
my wilderness.
At the pools
of your lips,
I am nourished
and refreshed.

I am your adventurer
shaped to mark
causes and
their affects.
With my head
on your heartbeat
and my fingers
along your neck,
I trace a path, and
see to my work.

Sea and Stone

Sea and Stone

I am the stone—
rock steady.

              You are the current—
              perpetually in motion.

I am the shore,
folding and flexing
beneath your weight.

              You are the swells,
              rip tides and
              rogue waves.

I am the earth
you shape and
carve away.

              You are the tide
              leaving with the promise
              to return.

I am the land
you crash upon.

              You are the breeze
              that takes me away.

God Maker

God Maker

memory
intertwined
with fantasy,
so
entirely,
so
intricately,
that lines
blurred,
and colors
bled.
out of this
tangled
tapestry
men
were lost
and
gods
emerged.

It Begins & Ends with Her

It Begins & Ends with Her

He only exists
beneath the plane
of her fingertips,
below the trail
of her parted lips.
All else is vapor.
All else is mist.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

the walls you build
fail to conceal
the sweetness of your soul.
A sideways spirit
with haunted eyes
besieged by Almost Forevers
and Firelight Lovers.

Strings of paper doll darlings
one size fits all
won’t pale the horrors
fill the hunger
or patch together
your shattered heart

winter was fierce
so lets spend summer
patiently picking through
the scattered colors
starting at the corners
tracing the borders
piecing together
our puzzled hearts.

To Tame a Predator

To Tame a Predator

Love him-
like an exotic animal.
Respect his power;
Keep him well fed.
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Happy Place

Happy Place

Down in dark spaces,
neck to neck in rat races,
or any other crazy
hectic places,
I close my eyes…
and see the canyon.

In the canyon,
I close my eyes…
and see you.

Addicted

Addicted

you taste of salt,
hot & buttered,
bourbon breath…
I drink your words,
and tremble.

You taste of strawberries,
rich & sweet,
white chocolate teeth…
Blood bubbling
like champagne.

You are my aphrodisiac.
My addiction.
My drug and my high.
The more I taste…
the more I crave.

Your gaze,
sparks desire within.
Your touch,
ignites spark to flame.
Your kiss(is)
wild fire upon my skin.

Please…
just one more line,
moonstone
beneath my tongue.
I’ll take a bump,
one more hit,
Just a little fix
for this fixation.

You are my aphrodisiac.
My addiction.
My drug and my high.
The more I taste…
the more I crave.

[I may never have you,
but I’ll always….
want you.]