Exposed

Written by: Eileen Ghali

There…
I’m fully exposed
The lights are on
The covers are gone
Exposed

I shiver
Scared to the bone
Of being fully known
Exposed

I wait
Each sense fully awake
Ready to give or to take
Exposed

My eyes are closed
Afraid to look in your eyes
Whether I’ll see truth or lies
Exposed

I feel
The tremor in your touch
What I’ve wanted so much
Exposed

I hear
Delight's quick inhale
And I slowly exhale
Exposed

Your ragged voice
Whispers in my ear...
“Are you for real?”
Exposed

I smile with content
A risk was taken
Love was given
Exposed!

Eileen Manassian Ghali