Tag Archives: tender

Slowtorch

Beneath the cauterized furies, and unspent silences, amounting to greater deficit, there is, and always has been, at heart’s nimbus base, a soft, wistful melancholy, not unlike the adagio threads of rain silvering the opened palms of a small child, … Continue reading

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Margin

Beyond these margins, lies something that is yours, yes, an intimate claim.

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Claim

Some kind of tender, hard to find its truest name– words fail to claim touch.

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N.

Sssshhh, gently now, gently, Love, the slippered guest, the tender trespasser, enters the house of wet leaves, softly, finger pressed to asking lips, no more questions, just this: the sound of rain, pealing, to bless storied thirst.  

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Prelude

Small, slow kiss, followed by lips mowing soft petals– How to eat a rose.

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Sacrament

The tenderest shoots, she offered as nuptials– Blood, green to the touch.    

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Valentine

Our Lady of Eternal Valentines, forever bestowing tenderest mercy and heart-shaped harbor to the world’s sorrowful lot.

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Unlearned

We are God’s longing to know herself on intimate, unfettered terms, human to the radiant touch and tenderest basking, infinitely unlearned.  

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First Love, Winter

Boy and girl, sledding tongues, no words— Winter, gloves off.

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Kissing

She told me, and I quote: “As a pagan-gnostic-pop-mystic, my religion is kissing– the ground, stones, twigs, children’s nubby fingers, hems of clothing, mouths.” To prove her word devout, she kissed me on the lips, then deeper, and I received … Continue reading

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