I am intoxicated by the taste of his desire Legs pulled up in a chair, clutched to his chest I feel my wings like never before and he feels them too Truths laid bare and secrets shared He bares his vulnerability to me and trusts me not to strike Teasing kisses, my lip in his teeth A cluttered car that smells of incense His tongue out like Kali My rose oil on his wrists A casual touch on my thigh sets off a cascade of pleasure through my nervous system. How do you consume me so? Empty promises Unsatisfied Never enough time, too much time, the wrong time My power is waning, his is waxing. A stolen moment in the summertime Mosquitos and cicadas Golden light illuminates the pollen in the air, streaming through tree trunks I lay in the grass on my sweater while he worships my breasts Moments are not enough Never satisfied, always wanting more. An ocean apart Sporadic messages, empty promises Truth becomes clear I will never be satisfied.
I wrote this for a poetry course I took as a requirement for my degree. I have rarely written poetry and it’s a written medium I struggle with. Most of what I have written is free-form. I had a handful of poem ideas that were floating around in my head for a long time that I was finally able to string together. This piece specifically was based on a short relationship I had that left me frustrated. I had written a piece of flash fiction in another class very similar to this poem, and I retooled it into this poem that I prefer.