Lying in bed I think about you

Morning is slightly wayward; is wanton
to the extent that birds shy away from—
I am unable to decide whether it is my body
that’s suffused with blush or the sky,
as fingers,
resting on the side trace along the
contour lines of your chest,
it’s inevitable, our souls are opposites
that attract with magnetic certainty.

Lying in bed I think about you;
as the wind is infused with tuberose fragrance,
there is something about the impudence in eyes
that touches me,
that dares me, uncover, every thought
that lies buried,
making me feel sacred, making me feel profane—
and I stare into them
as though waiting for them to bloom,
that’s how much effect you have on poetic mind,
I confess; I smile a lot.

In my mind, I inhale your scent,
your heat; watch as the world falls away,
could the impossible ensue so that we can touch
spaces that exist in between,
could it be so, that I can drink sleek laughter,
the sovereign nose of your chiseled face,
I want to bathe in the rain of your lashes,
as day breaks in the woods,
and morning like a virgin pallid, glides into seclusion
amidst the trees—I am not
easily distracted, but yours is a different case.

And now lips are reluctant; they are confused
between him and the sun,
two bodies releasing one breath,
as curtains witness arrows of delight
that shoot through again and again—
I would write a thousand poems if it meant
words could capture beauty,
spiritual and erotic at the same time,
like an almond
is when left to its devices; come, let me show you
exactly what love is capable of; lying in bed,
I think about you.

 

 

 

Photo credits: Closed glass window by Edward Howell, Unsplash

Posted for Open Link LIVE – May Edition @dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Lovely, flowing words, as always! I love the phrase “magnetic certainty.”

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  2. Petru Viljoen says:

    The flow of this works so well. A song in the making.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  3. ain says:

    …………..such a wonderful read, and more to read in it each time…..so lovely to see such warmth in verse from here, where thoughts have gone to other things, and one forgets such beauty and sensuality.

    It was SO kind of you to read the first part of my haibun, and to read it well. Very well. I was not sure I could, so it was wonderful to hear it read.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Ain 😀 so glad the poem resonated with you 💄❤️

      (You’re welcome) 🙂

  4. rob kistner says:

    Glowingly sensual my friend! 🤗

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  5. Brendan says:

    The poetry of I and Thou is a deep, gorgeously flowing river. Every gaze and touch is new.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  6. Shawna says:

    I love these lines in sequence:
    “making me feel sacred,
    making me feel profane”

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Sunra Rainz says:

    I love this poem, Sanaa, a stunning write, and it was wonderful to hear you read it too! <3 I love these lines in particular:

    "there is something about the impudence in eyes
    that touches me,
    that dares me, uncover,"

    "making me feel sacred, making me feel profane—"

    "I want to bathe in the rain of your lashes"

    "two bodies releasing one breath,
    as curtains witness arrows of delight
    that shoot through again and again—"

    and my mind also boggles at what almonds get up to when you leave them to their own devices!

    <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww gosh! Thank you so much, Sunra 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  8. Well, I was actually free this afternoon, and writing a poem to post, so that I missed everyone reading their poems. This is just lovely. Melancholy but in that lovely hopeful not-quite-ready-to-get-up way.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  9. Grace says:

    Beautiful reading of your poem Sanaa. Wonderfully sensual and inviting.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  10. Kerfe says:

    We all wish for such a love. You’ve given it wings.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  11. Dwight Roth says:

    A beautiful poem. I enjoyed hearing you read it on the live get together today.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  12. Ingrid says:

    You read this wonderfully, Sanaa: such a sensual poem! 💖

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  13. ‘…that I can drink sleek laughter.’ What a great line, wish I’d written that!

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  14. gillena says:

    Nice one Sanaa and it was good to hear you read at the open link

    Thanks for dropping by my blog

    Much💛love

    1. Sanaa says:

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

      Much love back..

  15. Oh my goodness, Sanaa! I loved hearing you read this poem, but now I now I can savor the lines in print. Such a sensual combination–the senses blend in this poem–too many beautiful lines to pick out just one! ❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  16. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So very erotic… you did it so well reading it.

    1. Sanaa says:

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

  17. Punam says:

    Loved listening to you, Sanaa and reading it again makes it even better! Beautifully sensuous! ❤️❤️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Punam 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

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