A wistful love poem as part of a poetic response to the prompt ‘A Place in My Body’ given in The Significant League literary group for the #NationalPoetryMonth in April.
The brazen touch of yours, spreading like a flame
In my silken soft core, fills me with rhythm, then eludes me.
With my fertile rain, you wash your sky yet again
A place in my body, savaged by desire, seeds germinate
Rhythmic pulses of love leave us quarantined.
A place in my body, like the cloud and smog
Of poetry in the making, conjoins with a place in your body.
Together, the torment enters through the portals of our skins,
Stretching over the fabric of our beings.
Haikus and vignettes open their blossoms, whirling in our universe.
In our universe, you spread your hands like open sidewalks
And I unlock the gate of my perennial cage. A place in my body
The fluttering’s of the dainty wings of breathless birds
Learning the art of floating between familiar pleasures and maladies.
The wet longing, nestled between their creases, nurses me.
I know, I know the crumbling places in my body, the cracks
Through which you slipped, usurping my fingers with your fist.
You return to my body with your migrant airs, I calm down, dense, lovelorn.
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