freja-beha-erichsen-tomek-szczukiecki-for-interview-magazine-designscenenet-03I miss intimacy
not the kind that comes with notches
but holding back her hair
spooning her smiles
into my lap
she claims my whole in little hands
where I see the flush of cheekbone
eclipsing against wool
if leaves fall outside we do not
clear them from dry grass
fervently my kisses
linger beyond chiming hour
expectation demanding we
still our rapture for mundane
wash dishes
scour chores
instead lying in each others arms
our low fire keeping at bay
worldly cares
nothing but this exists
surrounded by shadows we
persist in our linkage
pulling faces at the chill
edging our clasp for one another
as two children lost in forest may
share timbered warmth
I miss her plum mouth
the way she reserves the longest
embrace for passover darkness
how her body surges like
a water wheel against my slow pull
as if I am garnering from our union
the best of us both
encased in fire, disputing chill
without her I am just a person
tredding tightrope
touching concrete and fabrication
like a carpenter, void of wood
should raise his empty hands
beseeching listening deity
for the weight of
his craft
she became the life preserve
and I the blinking shell of light
guiding her to familiar shore
without each other
we are simply icebergs
seeking dissolution
in barren stretch of ocean

0 Replies to “Clasp”

    1. I am so sorry btw because I assumed so wrongly you were male, WHY DID I GET THAT SO WRONG? Wow. Anyway my humble apologies my friend a horrible error – good to know I am corrected. xo (and thank you)

      1. It doesn’t bother me at all. Happens quite a bit because of the initial, and Wallace is a man’s name (usually). I smile when I’m refered to as “Sir.” It’s all good πŸ˜€

        1. I was soooo ashamed as I had been writing you for well over a year and referring incorrectly I had this total mental image of you and I was utterly wrong my sincere apologies but it was also funny I agree, and silly. You’re naughty for not correcting me but I might have been tempted to do the same thing! Either way I appreciate you in any incantation! πŸ˜‰

  1. My heart felt this so deeply, these words…….. These words made me feel my soul and cry without knowing I was crying. Candice you truly are one of the greatest, if not the only one that has ever touched my soul in such a way.

  2. You capture it so well… what do you do when you not only miss your friend and lover, but that deep comfort and contentment of just being.

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