Sometimes my body aches
the words my lips
Sometimes my hand betrays
Sometimes I mouth a phrase
so nothing slips
This one is in response to the challenge at ReadWritePoem.org.
This was my original poem, for those who are curious, written in June 2001. There was a reason I wasn’t sharing my poetry back then…
Sometimes my body aches to speak
the words my mouth dares not.
Each caress of my lips against your cheek
means I care for you.
Each scratch of a nail along your bare arm
means I desire you.
Each gentle flicker of a tongue, tracing along neckline
means I wish to know you better.
means don’t stop.
means go further.
Each pull of you closer to me
means don’t go away.
Each look away
means I have so much I want to say.
But my mouth dares not utter the words.