playing for keeps – poem

by billgncs

what inner voice spoke
chanting in the eldest tongue
that day you sprang from bed
incandescent exposure of blush, of desire
breathlessly voicing “My diaphragm.”
The parting kiss of imminent return
lingers into caress and comfort
and journey forgotten I lead you back

as children playing games for keep
we roll, reading braille shivers in secret corners
until you pull me in whispering of want, of need
ephemeral pregnant promises – beyond urgent, above thought
Later as my finger circles aimlessly – painting my hopes upon your canvas
tomorrows promise wet between your thighs,
we both know in the morning you’ll be gone.

2 Comments to “playing for keeps – poem”

  1. Like it very much Bill, nice to see you here.

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