Let me fan the flames of your fandom tickling ‘like’ and painting praise watching out for typos You and I should duck out of here you and I should get a room
What would we do in there behind the locking door? Turn two armchairs facing inwards swap endless breathless monologues clinging on to voices hanging from each word at what point would we be satisfied at what point would we be done
Let’s assume there’s a bed in that room or an armchair or a shower at what point would we be satisfied at what point would we feel like one
Afterwards, the peace glide and searching open eyes scanning for silent truths for glimpses of emotion, for clues at what point would we be satisfied at what point would it feel enough
There’s an ocean of desire between your pen and my paper there’s an ocean of water between your hem and my wrist
You and I should duck right out of here you and I need to get a room…
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…
Thanks for reading.
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/