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Below is the poem of the day entitled Wander-Lust which was written by poet Susan Ashley.


                    Eroticism -
             a supple spine in a wanting curve
       and a foolish fever simmers a scarlet heartbeat -
    temptation is an aphrodisiac 
  as guilt is a red kite lost in a hot hurricane 

   a strand of blue moonstones plunge to titillate
       illicit points of contact caught by starlight 
         restless yin-nerve-endings take an edgy stance -
    primal presence pearls beneath parted flimsy fabric 
 ah.. gossamer chic taken and tossed by windy hands freeing 
  moons and earth captured in your orbit

      golden hair a dirty tangle flies
         streamers of infidelity seized in someone else’s hands
              heat-seeking rhythm throbs within walls 
                  a slapping popping bass line frenzy
                 our bodies wild like a warehouse rave
          a driving beat hugging hips caught in a fishnet shimmy
       high on oxytocin and fizz of affaire du jour -
    unbridled breakers breaking vows in a whipped up gale
     as hedonistic hot spots revel in unrestrained spindrift 

      .. it’s a jungle for conjugal love ..

              volcanic ash streaks a feral romance 
                 carnal cat - a hungry stippled stray
                    pins me down like prey in a dopamine storm 
                where edges rendezvous soft and hard and fuse
           a silhouette of geometry body-painted in black sands 
    as the surge uncurls the waves —
 dreamscape escape on a slick onyx sheet

nakedness blurs in the rough charcoal smudge
shapes shaded with a roll on the rim of a graphite night
 the art of cheating sins stain a seedy portrait on skin 
  yet basks in the moonbeam’s push into the pulse
     without mercy or justification - 
        just unadulterated 


Susan Ashley
September 23, 2020

(composed July 18, 2020, part of an exploration on this theme. A companion piece to be posted at a later date)

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Date: 9/25/2020 10:37:00 AM
The wildfires of love...nice one Susan...Good to see you here...Congratulations on POTD...and a beautiful day it is...
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Date: 9/25/2020 8:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. What a story/write. Your pen was working overtime on this one. Enjoy your win and day..............
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Date: 9/25/2020 7:59:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD
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Date: 9/25/2020 6:20:00 AM
Wonderful exploration. Congrats on POTD, Susan
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Date: 9/25/2020 6:17:00 AM
..."our bodies wild like a warehouse rave" WHEW.....CANCEL THE COFFEE....I'M WIDE AWAKE AND BREATHING HEAVY an amazingly intense write Susan. I'd FAVE it but then I'd have to lock up the computer.
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Date: 9/25/2020 6:13:00 AM
Your physically intimate wandering is much lovelier than a geographical one. Congratulations on potd, Susan.
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Date: 9/25/2020 4:10:00 AM
Congratulations on potd !
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/25/2020 10:41:00 AM
Mark, thank you for the kindness of your return visit and for your lovely congrats. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 9/25/2020 3:19:00 AM
Beautifully sensuous even the lay out is sexy! Many congratulations on your potd:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/25/2020 2:19:00 AM
- An outstanding poem, Susan ... fine-tuned, tender and wonderfully beautiful :) - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. ....wooooW :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/25/2020 10:42:00 AM
Your thoughtful comments and kind congrats are truly appreciated, Anne-Lise. Thank you for your gracious visit. Warmest wishes always, dear poetess.. ~Susan
Date: 9/25/2020 2:07:00 AM
A very sensual write Susan, a well deserved honour of POTD, congratulations. Tom
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/25/2020 10:41:00 AM
Thank you, Tom, for your wonderful comments and for your very kind congrats. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 9/24/2020 2:27:00 PM
Someone just turned up the heat! Susan, you pen oozes sensuality, I enjoyed the read. Hugs, John
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/25/2020 10:40:00 AM
John, it's such a wonderful pleasure to hear from you. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for your sizzling comments, my dear friend, and for your kind congrats too! :)) Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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John Gondolf
Date: 9/25/2020 2:01:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on a well deserved POTD!
Date: 9/23/2020 4:53:00 PM
Hi Susan, your wondrous, exquisite poetry is so multi-faceted. Highest of heavenly heights. I definitely feel your great poetry could win the Pulitzer Prize. Hugs xxx
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/24/2020 9:37:00 AM
My dear sweet friend, the beauty of your comments inspire me to reach ever higher. I am humbled and honored by your gracious comments, Regina. Lovely thoughts from the heart of a gifted poetess, who is also a wonderful poetry friend, is my Pulitzer prize - which I treasure always. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 9/23/2020 3:21:00 PM
Wow! That was a very vivid read. Excellent imagery as well! Well done Susan!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/23/2020 8:10:00 PM
Hi Mark, thank you for your gracious visit. Your uplifting comments are truly appreciated! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 9/23/2020 11:27:00 AM
Susan, this is a stunning poem of cascading images - one built beautifully on the other. All the "glamour" of temptation perfectly articulated! The alliteration moves the lines along so lyrically. This is going straight into my favs. Thank you for sharing your perceptive wisdom! Blessings and hugs to you.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/23/2020 8:16:00 PM
Sam, thank you for the wonderful thrill of you generous and heartwarming comments. They inspire me more than you can imagine as does the honor of your fav. I’m so please that you enjoyed my poem. I hold your uplifting sentiments in my truest appreciation. Warmest wishes always, dear poetess.. ~Susan
Date: 9/23/2020 9:39:00 AM
this is the most beautiful treatise on one of the most touchy causes of euphoria ... enjoyed :)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/23/2020 10:59:00 AM
A most touchy cause of euphoria, indeed! Lol! Thank you, Susan! I am so glad you enjoyed. Your comments always delight :)) Warmest wishes always, dear poetess.. ~Susan
Date: 9/23/2020 9:30:00 AM
Trés sensuous. Great imagery especially a strand of blue moonstones.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/23/2020 10:56:00 AM
Merci beaucoup, Kim! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan

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