Sweet/bitter, like blackstrap molasses.
Her skin was black tea,
Her voice was black earth.
She embraced me and that was the moon in eclipse;
She breathed in my bones, and my bones bent to her.
Like rain falling on the dark river.
She rocked me all night
As both lover and child.
She kissed me, and that was the moon in obscurement;
Her touch was black lilies, and her touch was light.
This is absolutely glorious.ReplyDelete
Such feeling and power in the wordsReplyDelete
was starting to wonder where you went....ReplyDelete
You have a way with words... An awesome poem !ReplyDelete
sweet bitter .. says it allReplyDelete
I swear I've felt this...ReplyDelete
Damn (or as they say in Spanish, Damn:)! I wish I could experience that one more time, or two or three, etc.ReplyDelete
Lovely, sensual, sleepless!!!!
Gracias, mi amiga
Yes... an excellent use of the black and white motif here, tied to deeply sensual and emotive writing.ReplyDelete
One always feels a sense of satisfaction, I find, after reading one of your poems to conclusion.
Whoa, that was one steamy, beautiful, amazing write, Shay. I love the moon metaphors (of course!) Keep on truckin', girl. You make my day. xoReplyDelete
As always, no one writes love poems, even melancholic ones, like you do. Impressive exercise in monochrome, as well.ReplyDelete
"She breathed in my bones, and my bones bent to her." I know this feeling. Actually I relate to a lot in this one.ReplyDelete
Wow, another good one, Shay!ReplyDelete
Aloha from Waikiki
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hot - not tacky hot but sensual hotReplyDelete
I love it
I love the contrast of light and dark, Shay. Bittersweet is a mesmerizing flavor.ReplyDelete
Nice job, Shay. This is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend, jj
i like "moon in obscurement." yes.ReplyDelete
Ahhh, the light touch of black lilies. Very well done!ReplyDelete
Wow. Gothic and romantic.ReplyDelete
I definitely like this one!
fuckin hot! ♥ReplyDelete
Even in black and white,your poems are full of life!ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous write! Really, every word is gorgeous.ReplyDelete