Monday, April 10, 2017

dirty words

i want to write dirty poems    
for you     about you     to you

i want to fill them     with four-letter words
to make you blush     or squirm     or gasp

to remind you     that we have bodies
and that bodies     have desires

and that sometimes those desires     surprise us
bodies responding to words     thoughts

let this poem stretch out     along these desires
find a way to insert itself     into the conversation

let each line whisper     into your ear
breathing softly on the heart’s     skin

the skin awaking to this     surrender
each word     entering us     embeds

the scent of encounter     and exchange
the taste of your skin     in my mouth

the weight of your body     in my mind
the wonder     of what words can do