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HEAT BY DEGREES  (a semi erotic poem)

Feathered shivering fingertips   
give way to erotic heat by degrees,
the hot-cool beat of lovers in cadence.

If, when on this journey of perplexing events
one learns about love's secret itinerary, 
it would be wise to remember,
passion invites, the possession of which 
varies in heat by degrees. 
and with most individuals save a few, 
like a drug, it subdues withdrawal pains 
for just a short time.

When the caresses have begun to mellow, 
trysts, in heat by degrees, again start to ascend
stealthfully lurking, to buoyant rising from 
places deep in the corrugated shadows 
of man's frenetic mind.

Infused, and fired with singular intention,
heat by degrees unabashedly exposes 
greater levels of agitation and rushes forth
unrestrained by any rational reasoning.

Ah, but when basted by the tested 
and proven love of blended familiar flavors,
the savoring of remembered exotic delights, 
becomes richer and more pleasing and 
the heat by degrees flames evenly
and ever so slightly down, waiting for love 
to be served at just the right temperature.

C.A.K. 2-10-2013

Copyright © Allan Koven

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Personally I like it hot. Good one!

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/26/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hot is good but sometimes it can burn and scald. and if not restrained, can lead to uncontrollable and unexpected circumstances. Need I say more? Allan
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 6:56:00 PM
    An absorbing write right from the title down to its smooth ending. When does an addiction become an addiction? Fine the line between a need and a burning urge (pun intended), disregarding all else. I find your eloquence and depth appealing. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Just the right poem, and temperature. sensual. lovely ending... Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/5/2013 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    O.K. so there are some sensitive women in Texas. Thanks
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Your a great writer who has taken a ride on the literary express, bravo xxx