Monday, September 2, 2013

green shirt

I like your green shirt.
You wear it out at your hips,
and undone at your throat
to the perfect balance between promise and secrecy.

I like your glasses.
Your dark hair sometimes rests on the place
where the bow meets the frame,
and curves around it in a way that just undoes me.

Though I love them on you,
how I long to remove your shirt,
--gently--
your glasses
--gently--
with fingertips and long kisses.

Tonight my sleep will be slow in coming,
for thinking of you, your name, and these desires.
Then, in the silent hour, I will dream of pine forests
and streams that bend to reflect the stars.
_______

 

23 comments:

Cloudia said...

MMMMMMMMMMM!




ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

TexWisGirl said...

another sigh...

hedgewitch said...

Lovely, especially the ending.

Helen said...

... joining the chorus of sighs.
Incredibly beautiful, Shay.

Debi Swim said...

Oh, so lovely.

Susan said...

mmm. imagist? who cares! it is so perfectly paced and placed.

HermanTurnip said...

I have the same weakness for women with pixie haircuts. Go figure...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I especially love the last two lines as you know me - I prefer the woods to human lovers:)

Susie Clevenger said...

"to the perfect balance of promise and secrecy" love that...beautiful, sensual

Mr Puddy said...

I prefer stinky shirt of my daddy !
Mom said I am sick.
That's why my dad love me so much. Unconditional love..MOL
xoxo

Jinksy said...

Love flows through your words like a stream through a green meadow...

Sioux said...

I love the poem, I even love the labels ("close as your next breath").

Daryl said...

so romantic

Kerry O'Connor said...

the perfect balance between promise and secrecy...That is so well put, I had to single it out.
I really like the way you guide your reader into the experience of this poem

johnallenrichter said...

Wow, this is so incredibly romantic and real... When in love, I seldomly sleep and my dreams only take me to happy places....

grapeling said...

exquisite longing...

TALON said...

Gorgeous imagery, Shay.

G-Man said...

It had to be a Green shirt?

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wow, wonderful, sensual and vulnerable. Exquisite.

Lynn said...

So tender.

wkkortas said...

The whole piece is awfully fine, but the final stanza is flat-out powerful, lyrical and romantic in the best sense of the word. None of needs apology, mind you--but that's finishing on a high note.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous piece of writing, Shay girl, but the last two lines speak to my heart.
Luv, K

Mama Zen said...

This is so slowly sexy! Damn!