She put on her outside skin

and when the door closed behind her

she took it off

gratefully and with a

long sigh

it was only with you

she showed her true self

in its imperfect and

wanting state of longing

it was only you

she let turn the key

release those parts of her

she kept confined

standing as red as

a roadside poppy

her legs crumbling for want

her hands needing to reach out

she needed you to

claim that offered fruit

realizing the chance she took

how it was not

a natural or easy decision

but one that came slowly and

years in the making

for even girls with redolent hearts

can hold themselves

corseted against passion

waiting out the corruption

for that one person

capable of reaching their center

you

were given that chance

she felt the licking carpet fibers

the sweat on her lower back

how her once empty belly, was now

full

her breasts, heavy with the need

to be drunk from

until she was light again and

emptied of her desire

burning her up

as she swayed in your hesitation

for you did not know

the gift of her she gave

or why

ordinary responses were anathema

in that moment paused

between heaven and

earth

0 Replies to “Balance”

  1. This–this is so beautiful and each word below is heartfelt and intense:

    “a natural or easy decision

    but one that came slowly and

    years in the making

    for even girls with redolent hearts

    can hold themselves

    corseted against passion

    waiting out the corruption

    for that one person

    capable of reaching their center

    you

    were given that chance

    she felt the licking carpet fibers

    the sweat on her lower back

    how her once empty belly, was now

    full

    her breasts, heavy with the need

    to be drunk from

    until she was light again and

    emptied of her desire”

    It encompasses the need/want for love and the longing for touch/sensuality that can only come from “the one.” Very well-written, lady.

    1. Me too! When it gets hot here like it is now (and always! No, not entirely true, just feels like summer is interminable) I feel like taking off my outside skin all the time. But also the idea of not being recognized and able to slip between worlds. I thought of you today because I saw a fairy in the garden shop and almost bought her for you but your fairies are better. I often think of you in the way that friends who live far apart but are connected in so many ways, do. Sending you much love. How is your garden this year? Mine is on fire, all the flowers are out, it’s lovely, I think since I changed the energy by getting rid of the acursed shed and replacing it with a turquoise green house, things have been very grateful 😉 Pretty sure there was a black steam as now am sleeping better too. xo Thinking of you sister moon

      1. Thank you, sister sun 🙂 My garden is in winter rest right now. It is full of faeries, of course 🙂 Did you know each flower has its own faerie ?! But we are in Darwin where it is hot all year round. Except right now it is not humid, which is a good thing. Here all things are tropical. Today is very windy – we’re about to head out for a day of sightseeing with Marc 🙂

  2. I drew a breath with every word, extraordinarily exquisite, out of this world, as I know It !!
    “in that moment paused
    between heaven and
    earth”

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