Verse First ~ Body
for Poets United
She lies innocently beside me as the shining rays of the sun
cover her body in a golden brown glow.
Thoughts and words are moving between us,
connecting us at the soul yet I can’t help but be distracted…
The soft lines and gentle feminine curves of her naked skin
are demanding the attention of my eyes.
I am tracing the patterns of her body in my mind
and my thoughts are wandering to places
that the mind of a friend should not go.
I seek a subtle distraction, as the heat intensifies this feeling,
and I sit on the edge of the pool and dip my feet in the cool clear blue.
For a single moment the shocking chill of the water
takes my mind away from the gorgeous creature at my side.
I run my hands through the water and watch as the calm surface
becomes unsettled with the rippling waves and I can feel the parallel
of the way I have become unsettled as well.
I listen intently to every word as it falls from her lips
but I am painfully conscious of the fact that I have to concentrate
on where my eyes have fallen.
My soul is so obviously on fire when I am in her presence
and I fear she can see right through me.
With the sweet innocence of an angel,
she says it is simply because I know her from the inside,
that I love her like this.
And while there is truth in these words,
what I see on the outside leaves me shaken and breathless.
The body of a beautiful woman, curving, tender, and soft
is the ultimate adventure of the senses.
A place to lose yourself endlessly, wandering inch by inch
discovering the essence and the texture of the gift at hand.
I could lose myself in you forever as you are indescribable
outside, as well, as in.