Once around the sun with no touch from anyone with no fun
Such a strange and lonely time in the history of this planet I dream of little moments like brushing past you on the stairs your aroma so sweet upon my senses your hair so finely spun between my fingers
Round and round but never close enough In my past life it might be weeks, sometimes could be months between those shivering connections molten to the core on fire, inside another But now I count in “years”…
Heaven knows, we cracked the code perpetual motion– Won’t do what we’re told can’t douse our passion Forget trying to explain it I need hands-on demonstrations You and me weren’t meant to be alone
It’s been too long since I worked the buttons loose on your jeans It’s so long since I pulled your head to my bare chest let you listen to my heart Round and round yet never together Endless motion yet no connection
Now it’s once around the sun all these months without touch without caress without our fun
How I dream, how I burst for the memory of that breathless surrender eyes connecting and the quietly blinking pleasure as we shiver beside You bite my shoulder prolong the moment So many barren seasons, now O, I’ve been aching for you
My fingers/nails my fists/wrists so dissatisfied… My arms/sighs my thighs/hips so prone… Once around the sun so many months between without touch without caress without undress without breath O, an end must come…
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A second collaboration with Bree from Secret Thoughts Within. We wanted to write a poem about two people who’d been kept apart for a year because of lockdown and this is what we came up with. I’ve been struggling to find the time or inspiration to write this winter but collaborating with someone else is a really good way to tease out ideas and keep going. Check out Bree’s fantastic writing and audio at https://secretthoughtswithin.com/
You’ve been sitting there quietly Care to share your thoughts?
This infatuation has me I wore your scarf to keep me warm I could smell you there snaking all around me Feeling like a teenager in the grip of some sweet crush
I watched you observing me with such indecent eyes drawing me into your spell My scarf, which you so casually wrapped around you had me burning with jealousy
I’m uncomfortable seeing you sitting in front of me with your silk lips a drink in your hand and a sultry laugh filling the air
I’m so frustrated by the distance my fingers click, my toes make fists Whole body bends to inch closer The slang in your eyes speaks to the strength of my desire I’m so wired, in the heat of the night I want your fabric against mine
I was quietly thinking to myself the only remedy to all of this would be kissing your mouth, kissing your throat and a week in bed with you…
I was quietly thinking to myself you should race me home so our bodies can lock magnetically together for a week or three…
I think it’s time we called a cab and left…
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This was a really fun collaboration with Bree from Secret Thoughts Within. I’d been really intrigued by the idea of working on a poem in tandem with someone else and how on earth you’d go about it. Bree very kindly offered to show me the way and this is what we came up with (alongside a lot of other ideas). It’s a fun process and I’d recommend it if you’ve not tried it before. Check out Bree’s fantastic writing and audio at https://secretthoughtswithin.com/