In the heat of things

Spread the love

I guess it wasn’t entirely unexpected;
the brilliant pearls of afterglow that sit as though cushioned
upon unadulterated mauve,
dusk arrives to bring us moonlight,
a time for quiet contemplation as the heart aligns
with mind—
I am sorry, I cannot save the world from what it has become;
waves of unexplained anxiety,
but I can promise you this,
I will adore the sweet hallow of your throat until
you slide into sleep;
hear you, calling me with your mind when you least expect it,
for while there is suffering, every soul out there
is battered,
somewhat like browning leaves – they have so little
left

to hold on to.
I am almost always in control,
of what goes on around me, of course, but particularly of myself—
but as of tonight,
I am taut, stretched, savage and urgent,
there is a moment when we realize,
when we know, when we understand; when suddenly
it all becomes clear
and everything changes— and I revel in the heat,
in the sacred mound of your sex;
all these thoughts
have your name upon them,

I guess it wasn’t entirely unexpected.

 

 

Photo credits: Richard Blunt Artwork, Pinterest

Posted for Weekly Scribblings @ Poets and Storytellers United

& Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Wow, wonderful journey between the first and last lines, from quiet contemplation to fierce urgency. And I Iove the tongue-in-cheek repetition of ‘I guess it wasn’t entirely unexpected.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😍 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  2. You certainly know how to weave a sensual tale!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  3. Helen says:

    You set the stage for what was to come with the first few lines of this beauty!! Cheers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  4. Rommy says:

    I’ve often found love to be a safe haven when everything else in the world is going crazy too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  5. Bev Crawford says:

    The afterglow of moonlight was the perfect setting for the passionate interlude. Well written!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  6. gillena says:

    A happy ending, not without its contemplation at the onset.
    Nice one Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

      Much love …

  7. The set up and ending of “I guess it wasn’t entirely unexpected.” to allow the tale to run full circle. A cornucopia of emotions poured into words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Joel 🙂 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  8. I like the way you returned to the opening line to close the circle of this poem, Sanaa, and love the use of colour to create atmosphere and drift into gentle passion. I especially like teh sadness in:
    ‘… every soul out there
    is battered,
    somewhat like browning leaves – they have so little
    left
    to hold on to.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  9. Old Egg says:

    Whatever happens in life having someone to love and trust makes life worth while . This really is a beautiful poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  10. Lost in the passion of love, so beautifully expressed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  11. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Love has a wonderful way of surprising us after all.
    Beautiful writing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  12. Very deep and powerfully woven words!

    for while there is suffering, every soul out there
    is battered…

    This is so true!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  13. Just what the old heart ordered. Love continues to be the common denominator in all things. So nice to meet you in the Pub video chat, and it was great to hear you read your poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Likewise! 😀 It was wonderful to see you and hear you read out your cinematic masterpiece, Glenn! I must admit, I was absolutely starstruck 😀 So glad you liked the poem 💄❤️

  14. Georgina says:

    Another great love poem from you. It seems a long time since I have visited your website. Must address that as your poems have so much to offer in a world that needs to keep love alive.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Georgina 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  15. msjadeli says:

    Smoldering! The urgency was palpable!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Grace says:

    I adore these sweet moments. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  17. Vandana Sharma says:

    Yes! it wasn’t expected , what a beautiful twist.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  18. Ken Gierke says:

    A place of refuge that is as much comfort and pleasure as it is an escape is to be valued in these times.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ken 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  19. Touching poem, I think all is already said that I agree vvith.
    The circle return, “battered souls like brovvning leaves”, I mean povverfull imagery!
    Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anthony 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  20. Kerfe says:

    Sometimes we need to draw close to those we love in order to keep on.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Kerfe 💄❤️

  21. I like the sensual vibe in this poem. Beautiful poetry!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mrityunjay 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  22. Lona Gynt says:

    Oh Dear Sanna! I am a lucky girl, I was sitting next to my girlfriend when I read this, it is so hot and lovely and human. You never disappoint!

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s so wonderful! Thank you so much, Lona 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  23. Barry says:

    “I am sorry, I cannot save the world from what it has become;
    waves of unexplained anxiety,
    but I can promise you this,
    I will adore the sweet hallow of your throat until
    you slide into sleep;”

    You had me wrapped around your finger for the duration, but this part especially stood out.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

  24. Sara McNulty says:

    Scintillating poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  25. Vivian Zems says:

    There is warmth and love- away from the unexpected anxiety of the world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  26. James Feeney says:

    I like the heat in this, Sanaa, the energy it generates.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, James 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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