To Read You
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(Rewrite of one of the first poems I wrote here at the Soup)
are a mystery, a spellbinding novel,
each new chapter more enigmatic than the last.
I read you with my fingertips,
pausing to regard the inches, to savor each,
like a meaty word that I turn over in my thoughts,
in careful consideration ... of its flavor.
With the gentle brush of my palm,
one precious span of your opaline flesh is added unto the next,
inch linked to dynamic inch ...
like the flowing, voltaic sentences of a master wordsmith.
The journey of each phrase of your contours
bespeaks to my core a torrid tale of longing, pure ...
a hunger to delve ever further into the sultry, shapely, sinewy saga
that your alluring body whispers to me -
whispers and sighs, with its subtle, spicy shivers:
to realize the destination of this epic journey,
to unravel the mysterious and beguiling narrative
that your anatomy conveys to my core,
the sublime, licentious and seductive story that is ...
Submitted on November 14, 2018
To the "Mid November 2018 Any Form Or None" Poetry Contest
Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor.
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2018