instead this silence

instead this silence
lies loudly
where shaken sounds
should fall
should frantic land
upon the bareness
of shoulders
and skin that shivers
where lips
should lay tinder
for flaming tongues
instead this poverty
of hands
without hands
to grasp
curves to cup
and combust
this space
should frenzied blaze
and give way
to crashing thighs
and blended sighs
instead this silence
this turning away
from tempests
when I would rather
remain and burn
beneath you

© Sarah Whiteley

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    1. I’m always happy when a “non” poetry reader can find something to enjoy in my work… I always hope that it may lead to them exploring other pieces and finding they DO enjoy poetry afterall. 🙂

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  1. […] instead this silence lies loudly where shaken sounds should fall should frantic land upon the bareness of shoulders and skin that shivers where lips should lay tinder for flaming tongues instead this poverty of hands without hands to grasp curves to cup and combust this space should frenzied blaze and give way to crashing thighs and blended sighs instead this silence this turning away from tempests when I would rather remain and burn beneath you … Read More […]

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