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French Bread

	
	
	French Bread
	
	
	Your index finger 
	draws figure-eights 
	in the dusting of flour 
	on the counter top 
	where you lean
	quite casually, 
	watching as I make 
	a loaf of French bread. 
	Then, laughing a bit, 
	you insert your powdery finger 
	into my right ear. 
	
 	I’m startled... 
	I was so very focused 
	on assembling ingredients 
	that I wasn’t aware 
	of my surroundings, 
	at least not enough to see 
	your finger inching its way 
	toward me. I laugh too, 
	realizing the intimacy 
	of your floured finger.
	Somehow,
	I don’t believe 
	your interest is in my baking,
	 
	but I proceed on to 
	proofing the yeast 
	in warm water, 
	watching carefully 
	for the always-shocking 
	bloom’s suggestion 
	of the possible, 
	our palates fine-tuned 
	to the perfume 
	of earth and damp places.
	
	Thus begins the slow tango 
	of dryness becoming wet, 
	a touch of salt-taste, 
	elements bound together 
	by the slippery 
	until there is inseparable oneness, 
	deep warmth in the joining, 
	the inevitable rising, 
	swelling    seeking relief. 
	
	But not yet, oh no... 
	
	First there must be a pause, 
	a relaxation of the engorged, 
	consummation delayed,
	then the pressure of my hands, 
	pressing-on, 
	pressing and shaping and pressing.
 
	We sip our wine, 
	talk quietly, anticipating 
	the inevitable increase, 
	saying between us,
     		“We’re ready for the final phase:
      		the heat that binds, 
      		coalesces the disparate ingredients, 
      		yielding at last to the 
      		inevitable    delectable     finish.”
	
	Later, cooling as it always must, 
	we can’t resist 
	nibbling still-warm bits 
	dipped in melted butter, 
	feeding them to each other, 
	transcending words, 
	finding new ways of seeing
	one another.
	
	
	Written November 23, 2013
	for Charlotte’s Scorchers.
	
	
	
	
	
	


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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 9:56:00 AM
    Wonderful win jack.... Congratulations in "'Charlotte's Scorchers: Erotic/Sensual Poetry''...have a nice one... LUV LINDA

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/11/2013 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, and the same for you... Jack
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 4:17:00 PM
    yes, yes yes, your first attempt at erotica is a huge success. CONGRATS.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/8/2013 9:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! This may be a new direction for me. Who knows??? Jack
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 7:29:00 PM
    a lovely sensual poem Jack congrats on win Shadow x smile hug

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/7/2013 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Shadow... Jack
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Awesome win Jack...just awesome...congratulations....

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/7/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Donna, for the lovely congrats... Jack
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Masterful, exquisite! to my fav's Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/7/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debbie. That's a real honor... jack
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 5:33:00 PM
    how happy I am to see you among my top winners, jack! this is a subtly sensual piece, well thought out and elegantly penned; I enjoyed it immensely - congrats on your win! :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/7/2013 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you for placing my poem in your contest. I appreciate your comments about cliches. It was a real help. I enjoyed writing it... Jack
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 2:36:00 AM
    oh my goodness, now this is erotica very TASTEFULLY done. I just love your way of writing this!!!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 11/24/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My first attempt at writing erotica per se. Not an easy task. Thanks for the comment... Jack
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:35:00 PM
    Wow.....now that's HOT.... And back to the weather to cool off...the always changing OK weather is why I love it here so much!!,..:-) :-)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 11/23/2013 11:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! Well, there's cool and there's COOL! Jack